Why Hydrogenated Oils Are Bad For You

Published: 03rd October 2005
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Warning: Do not eat foods that contain partially
hydrogenated and hydrogenated fats. These fats are
found in all kinds of packaged and junk food. Food
manufacturers really don't care about your health
when they add hydrogenated oils to their foods.

Good clean vegetable oils are hydrogenated to create
shortenings and margarines. Vegetable oils are partially
hydrogenated so they can be added to many foods since they
become a source of cheap fat and increase the shelf life of
the food product.

What do hydrogenated oils do? When healthy oils are
processed through bubbling hydrogen at temperatures up to
210 C, un-natural fatty acids are created that are called
trans-fatty acids.

Your body is unable to use this un-natural fatty acids so the
liver see them as toxic waste and proceeds to detoxify and
eliminate them. Trans-fatty acids are one of the most toxic
wastes that can be inside your body. Trans fatty acids, also, can block your body's use of the
essential fatty acids.

Hydrogenated oils also have all of their nutrients removed
during their processing. This forces removal of vitamins and
minerals from your body to help digest the stripped
hydrogenated oil.

In his book called, Eat Fat Look Thin - A Safe and
Natural Way to Lose Weight Permanently, 2002,
Bruce Fife, N.D., talks about the dangers of hydrogenated

"Trans fatty acids affect more than just our
cardiovascular health. According to a
study reported by Mary Enig, Ph.D.,
when monkeys were fed trans fatcontaining
margarine in their diets,'their red blood cells did not bind insulin as well as when they were not fed trans. This suggests a link with diabetes. Trans fatty acids have been linked
with a variety of adverse health effects which include:
cancer, ischemic heart disease, multiple sclerosis
diverticulitis, diabetes, and other degenerative

Hydrogenated oils are use by a food processor because they
are cheap fats, which increase the size and shelf life of their

This is where you find hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated

* 40% of all foods in a grocery store

* 95% of all cookies

* 75% of chips and crackers

* 70% of all cold cereals and cake mixes

* 80% of all frozen breakfast foods

* in most microwave popcorn

* in many salted peanuts and other nuts

* in most candies

* most restaurants that fry foods including donut shops

* and the list goes on and on

Buy less of these foods and give yourself better health and force the food manufacturers to use less hydrogenated oils in their food products.

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