11. Hydrogenated Food Stuffs
Hydrogenation causes the destruction of over a billion pounds of essential fatty acids annually, a loss we cannot afford.
What is hydrogenation?
Hydrogenation is an extremely harmful process that creates an immune damaging synthetic fat, a type of trans fatty acid that’s been found to elevate blood cholesterol.
Stay away from “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” products such as in oils, margarine, shortening, peanut butter, etc.
Most refined oils are solvent extracted at high heat with harsh chemicals then bleached and chemically treated to obtain colorless, tasteless oil with a long shelf life. The taste of rancidity has been removed but the harmful effects remain!
How bad are hydrogenated fats?
According to research, hydrogenated fats, also called trans fats, removed from all margarines, breads, cakes and cookies would prevent about 138,000 heart attacks per year, including 34,000 deaths.
Now that you understand the importance of staying away from hydrogenated foodstuffs…