What are the negative effects of these unhealthy hydrogenated oils?
Hydrogenated oils contain Trans Fatty Acids which put the safety of the heart in danger. They increase the LDL cholesterol levels in the body, cause diabetes 2, obesity, accumulation of fats around the abdomen, and some types of cancer.
Why it is bad to re-use oil used for frying?
Vegetable oils are good for health. They are way better than margarine. But when they are used for more than one time, they will be more dangerous because increasing the temperature of vegetable oils changes the chemical bonds of oil. This leads to the oxidation and hydrogenation of oils producing the free radicals which may harm the healthy body cells and may cause cancer too.
How do we know if the product contains hydrogenated oils?
Have a look at the product cover and search for these sentences:
Hydrogenated vegetable oils
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils
Why we should avoid foods containing hydrogenated oils?
The human body can not digest these fats. As a result, they last in the body for a long time, then they turn into accumulated fats causing overweight and stomach troubles.
Then what things we need to consume as alternatives to those hydrogenated oils?
Simply, you can either consume vegetable oils in their natural forms or the animal fats.
Corn oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, coconut oil or what is called rapeseed oil and virgin olive oil are the best types of vegetable oils.
To enjoy a healthy life, we advise you to include fats in your meals even if you are on a diet, but you need to count the amount of fats your meals have. The recommended daily intake of fat is 15% which provides the human body with the needed energy and vitamins and gives a sense of satiety.
Did you know that a meal of fried chicken or French fries contains 4 grams of hydrogenated fats whereas 3 pieces of biscuits contain 2.5 grams of saturated fat, and one piece of donuts contains 5 grams of hydrogenated oils. Knowing that the recommended daily intake of fat, according to the American Heart Association, is only 2 grams.
Count how many grams of fat you consume daily, and the decision then is YOURS to maintain your health and your family health.