A great nutritional post on why you should avoid any product containing, or being wholly composed of, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
Processed chemicals that are used in foods have seriously detrimental effects on human health and energy levels and have no place in the modern human diet. To examine how processed chemicals impact human health, we will examine hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats. We will see how these oils, which are healthy in their natural state, quickly turn into poisons through the manufacturing and processing.
Hydrogenated oils undergo an extensive transformation process. Healthy oils such as palm, kernel, soybean, corn oil or coconut oil are heated anywhere from five hundred to one thousand degrees under several atmospheres of pressure. Next, they are injected with a metallic catalyst (nickel, platinum or aluminum) for several hours. The catalyst bubbles up into the oil, changing the molecular structure and increasing the density of the oil. Now, instead of the oil being in a liquid state at room temperature, it is either a…
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