Brothers and Sisters:
Even though that great weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow this winter has been very mild. So we still have a couple of weeks left until spring.
- March 12 is Daylight Saving Day (set your clocks forward one hour)
- March 17 is Saint Patrick's Day
- March 20 is the first day of spring (YEA).
- April 16 brings us Easter.
A special thank you to brothers Tom Miskimon, Howard "HOJO" Johnson and James Morgan for hanging the new big screen TV.
Pictured, left to right: A.R.M. Trustee Ray Bularz (UPS); Mike Krainer, retired Local 355 trustee, (Sysco); A.R.M. Secretary Mike Brett (UPS); Dave White; A.R.M. President Bob Eney (UPS); A.R.M. Vice President Joe Reichert (Sysco).
Pass The Butter, Please
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams, compared to 5 grams for margarine. Both have the same amount of calories.
Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine, and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.
Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.
And now, for Margarine:
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted payback, so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.
It was a white substance with no food appeal, so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it?
Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.
Margarine is very high in Trans fatty acid.
It increases LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol).
It increases the risk of cancers up to five times.
Margarine lowers quality of breast milk.
It decreases immune response.
It decreases insulin response.
And here's the most disturbing fact: Margarine is but one molecule away from being plastic and shares 27 ingredients with paint.
These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).
Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a few days, you will notice a couple of things:
No flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something).
It does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?
Share this with your friends if you want to 'butter them up' for better health!
(Thanks to Brother Otis Staley, Jr. for "Pass the Butter..." information.)
Remember, we can always use new bowlers! The Bowling Banquet will be held on May 3 at the Union Hall and is for bowlers only.
New Members: Anthony Bellamy (US Foods)
Sick Members: Ernest Boritz, John Braxton, Joe Gardner, Tyron Howard, John Mayola, Emanuel Brown, Bob Rausch, Gary Rausch, and George Booker.
Deceased Members: None
Please keep these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
The next meetings will be on March 16 and April 20 in the Sullivan Hall at Teamsters Local 355, 1030 S. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD. Coffee and donuts are served at 9:30 a.m. The Executive Board meets at 10 a.m., and the general meeting begins at 11 a.m. A light lunch is served following the general meeting. Hope to see you there. Remember to bring another retiree with you.
Bob Eney, President