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How to Avoid Deadly Trans Fats

Any oil that is partially hydrogenated should never be consumed because it contains trans fats. It is one of the deadliest substances found in processed foods and it operates stealthily, like a cat burglar who steals your most valued possessions at night while you sleep. The purpose of hydrogenation is to solidify the oil so that it can be made to resemble foods such as butter. It gives processed foods the desired texture that real foods have. Trans fats can double the size of a processed food such as a candy bar for little additional cost as well as dramatically increase the shelf life of the food. The reason a prepackaged snack cakes are still spongy after a year of sitting on a shelf is because they contain trans fats. Continue reading

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