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avoid hydrogenated oils


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edinaA challenge...

After years of lawsuits to raise awareness many food products say “0 Trans Fats”. However, for every serving there is .5 grams of partially-hydrogenated oil. This is due to the weak power of the FDA.

Foods Almost Always Made W/Partially Hydrogenated Oils

I can make all of these things myself from scratch, I haven’t attempted to make pie though.

  • Cake, biscuit, pancake and cornbread mixes, as well as cake, frostings, cookies, muffins, pies, donuts
  • Crackers
  • Peanut butter (except fresh-ground)

Oh. :/ Well, I refuse to give up peanut butter. :]

  • Frozen entrees and meals
  • Frozen bakery products, toaster pastries, waffles, pancakes
  • Most prepared frozen meats and fish (such as fish sticks)

I think people should just prepare their leftovers in a way that they can have it as a frozen dinner whenever they’d like.

  • French fries

Not homemade ones :]

  • Whipped toppings
  • Margarines, shortening
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Taco shells
  • Cocoa mix
  • Microwave popcorn

All super gross anyway; air-popped alternative. Whipped cream? That is a tough one too! >.<

More lists coming soon… 7 years ago

LukeHighly recommend this!!

I feel tons better not eating foods with this crap in it. To hell with the big food companies that put this stuff in their foods… all for the sake of $—food products being able to sit on a shelf for 2 years instead of 2 weeks.

If you concur, spread the word!! This stuff is really bad for us. Google “hydrogenated oils” and become informed. Take control of your life and your health. It’s not that hard! 9 years ago

LukeHydrogenated oils are hurting people

The attached article explains why hydrogenated oils are poison for us. Please read it. Hydrogenated oils are artificially produced. They do NOT exist in nature. And they are making us sick. These oils exist for two reasons: 1) they make food able to sit on a shelf longer, and 2) they add a “guminess” sensation to food which makes it taste more appealing. Bottom-line benefit: profits, but at the expense of the health of people. 9 years ago

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