Hydrogenated Oils are a dangerous food ingredient found in many common processed grocery store items, such as margarine. Hydrogenated fats are not able to be broken down by the body.
Hydrogenated fats are made by adding extra hydrogen pairs to a molecule, to preserve it longer, and make it softer, e.g. butter vs. margarine. This chemical structure, cannot be broken down by the body. As a result, it just gets built up inside your arteries, and tissue. Hydrogenated oils are responsible for numerous health issues, including:
• Heart Disease
• Liver dysfunction
• Impairs the absorption of essential fatty acids
Many more side effects hydrogenated oils have on our bodies, it is unbelievable hydrogenated fats could ever be allowed into our food. The main reason it is allowed is that using cheap ingredients saves money for the corporations selling them. Our health isn’t a concern to them, only our money. The only ones who will look out for our health and well-being are ourselves. Nobody else will do it for you. The responsibility is on us to control what goes into our bodies and what we can do to prevent getting sick.
The best advice I have to begin to reverse the long-term effects of these oils is to start taking high-quality omega-3 supplements and start exercising regularly. This will begin to burn off the bad hydrogenated fats and begin to replace them with the healthy fatty acids that are essential to our good health and a strong heart.
Hydrogenated Fats and the Liver
A lot of my studies have been on the liver, and just how important they are to our bodies and good health. Our livers are responsible for so much that we absolutely must become more aware of how to keep them healthy.
Our livers break down all our foods, cleanse the toxins in our bodies, process all of our sensory input, and are our heat furnace. It’s the only organ in the body that can regenerate.
These fats are extremely hard on our livers, which are already way over-abused in our society.
Eliminating Hydrogenated Oils from our diets can play an important role in helping to heal our livers.