Why margarine could be killing you!

Thank you to my friend Cris Leahy for senfing me the following post:

Pass The Butter .. Please.    

       This is interesting . .. .

Margarine  was originally manufactured to fatten  turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  all the money into the research wanted a 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 colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?   They have come out  with some clever new flavourings..    

DO  YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?  

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!    

Both  have the same amount of calories…

Butter  is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8  grams; compared   to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase  heart disease in women by 53% over   eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent  Harvard  Medical Study.

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 flavours of  other foods.

Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary
heart disease .
Increases  total cholesterol
and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers  quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases  insulin response.

And  here’s the most disturbing fact…… HERE  IS  THE  PART  THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING!

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).  

You  can try this yourself:

Purchase  a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded  area.  Within a couple of 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 Tupperw are and  spread that  on your toast?  

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ZT Fightnight: Draw Results

Draw results for the ZT fightnight Heavyweight Tournament.

Tengiz Tedoradze – James Thompson
Steve Day – Oli Thompson
Neil Wain – Rob Broughton
Miguel Bernad – Joe Vedepo.
* Martin Thompson ( out) – replacement Joe Vedepo.
More on Joe Vedepo.

Vedepo is no stranger to the big stage. He fought on two UFC fight night’s and most recently KO’ed his last opponent Webster Farris  in 0:14 seconds into the first round.
He currently holds a record of 8 – 3 – 0.

Nice draw for Oli! See you there!

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Oli Thompson primed and ready for ZT Heavyweight Tournament!

With only one day left for ZT Fight Night- The Tournament, Oli Thompson has peaked in great condition,ready to take the title and £10,000 prize.
 Not only is he in the best shape ever, his cardio is through the roof as he kills it through gruelling rounds lasting 5 minutes each, with only one minute rest between rounds. This will ensure the rounds in the cage will be a breeze, allowing him to concentrate on the technical aspects of his game.
Not only has he retained his strength and imposing size, but he’s quicker than ever on his feet and much improved hand speed.  
The last Strength & Conditioning session ended with a ground and pound drill which resulted in a smashed Tornado Ball….. could this be one of his opponant heads in the tournament?ZT Fight Night – THE TOURNAMENT plan to hold four events over 2010 kicking off with the big guns where the Heavyweights collide for an explosive night of MMA action and with the fighters determined to prove who is the best pound for pound fighter in the heavyweight division. To be held on 30th January 2010 at the confirmed venue of Hove Town Hall with an exceptional line up of supreme talent, this is definitely one not to be missed!

The 8 confirmed fighters are:
Rob Broughton (M-1 Challenge Team member)
James Thompson (Pride Veteran)
Martin ‘THE OX’ Thompson (UK MMA title holder)
Tengiz Tedoradze (UK MMA legend)
Oli Thompson (former Britain’s Strongest Man and ZT Fighter)
Neil Wain (UFC Veteran)
Steve ‘Judgement’ Day (Boxer)
Miguel Bernad (Muay-Thai Fighter)

Sol Gilbert said ‘For me this is going to be the most exciting event to come out of the UK MMA since the UFC came to town. This type of old skool tourny will show who is the best in the heavyweights and will hopefully move on to bigger and better things, this is going to be great and definitely not one to be missed!’

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet…its not too late to catch this exciting tournament! Go to: http://fight.fatsoma.com/home.php or telephone ZT reservation and payment direct on 01273 202226.

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Week 3 of the New Year- New You programme!

…and I’m feeling great! The 15 other lucky people to have joined me on the 28 day programme are already reporting:

* Increased energy levels
* Better sleep
* Better skin condition
* Weight and fat loss
* Improved nail condition
* Improved concentration
* Better ability to wake up in the mornings!

As part of the programme, we’ve all given up wheat which is not tolerated by many and easily stored as bodyfat. Instead we’ve been eating carbs like beans, vegetables, rye, fruit and my favourite Spelt.

Spelt is an ancient grain, which unlike Wheat has not been altered by man, and is easily digested by us.

So yesterday I had a go at making my own Spelt bloomer using an easy recipe passed on to me by Lynne Norman.


650G Doves Spelt Flour
2 tsp Sea Salt
15g Soft Organic Butter
Sachet of Yeast
400ml Water (100ml warm, 300ml cold)

– Rub butter into flour and add salt, and stif in yeast.
– Add warm water to form a soft dough
– Knead for 10mins on a floured surface
– Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for half an hour until it has doubled in size
– Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230oC for half an hour.

You can also add dried fruit and nuts for a sweet version.

Give it a go!

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Oli Thompson- Heavyweight MMA fighter Circuit with Christian Vila


Eqpt: Med Ball, , 2 x Dumbells, Bungee, Tornado ball, Kettlebells
1.    Warm up- MMA Matrix- Join Mobility
2.    Circuit: 5 mins – 2-3 times. 40-60 secs rest between circuits
·       Row 300m- level 10 in 60 seconds
·       30 seconds take down defence
·       30 seconds Tornado ball slams
·       30 seconds bungee sprints
·       30 seconds hand switch press ups
·       30 seconds take down defense
·       30 seconds kettlebell guard-hold
·       30 seconds bungee crawls
·       30 seconds hand switch press ups
·       60 seconds on concept 2 rower@ level 10 (aim for 270m)

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