Partially Hydrogenated Oils
This ingredient is the code name for “trans-fats” and it runs rampant in fried foods and packaged goods.
It also has been closely linked to these conditions:
And how about this one? POSSIBLE DEATH.
And that’s even by consuming just a small amount daily.
And people who actually know about it tend to take this all too lightly…until its too late.
What foods most commonly contain trans fats?
Here are some of the most common:
French Fries – 14.5 grams of trans fat in the average medium sized order of french fries! Eat that every day and you won’t be living long. Go with baked sweet potato fries instead.
Margarine and Vegetable Shortening – Anywhere from 30 – 40% trans fat…no thank you!
Go with butter instead. Much healthier!!
Fast Food – An original chicken dinner at KFC will reward you with 7 grams of trans fat, but it’s not just the fried foods…it’s even in the desserts! You’ll find trans fat in almost all heavily processed foods, and there’s very few foods more processed than fast food!
Donuts and other baked goods – BAD. Trans fat often in the batter and dough and then many times fried on top of it! This includes cookies, pastries, muffins, brownies, and just about every other baked good you can think of. Instead, go with true “baked” baked goods (not fried) and try some of the gluten-free varieties to avoid the wheat on top of it. It’s not a bad idea to go for a sweet treat every so often, but please read the label first.
Cereals (even most “healthy” varieties) – For example, most so called ‘healthy low-fat’ brands of cereals contain at least 2 grams of trans fat per cup. NOT at all healthy.
Go with old fashioned oatmeal instead, or a true sprouted grain cereal that doesn’t contain processed wheat.
Salad Dressings – Notorious for containing loads of partially hydrogenated oils and trans fat, —-steer clear of most store-bought salad dressings. Instead go with a homemade recipe that calls for extra virgin olive oil at the base.
And there are many others, but those are some of the biggest culprits.
Again, read your labels and make sure you avoid partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated oils.
Be sensible and cautious —stay healthy!