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Health: Hydrogenated and Trans-Fats Man


What are Hydrogenated and Trans-Fats?

Crisco

Hydrogenation is a process to make oils and fats more stable and solid. During this process some of the fats also become trans fats.


What Are The Effects Of Funny Fats?

Margarine

1. Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
2. Obesity
3. Cardiovascular Diseases


Which Foods Tend to Have Funny Fats?

Fries

Because funny fats increase profit margins, they are found in many processed, packaged, restaurant and fast foods. Examples include:

Margarines and spreads
Vegetable shortenings
Deep-fried foods (ie fries, donuts, battered-coated chicken & fish)
Cookies, crackers, chips, candy bars


What Are Funny Fats' Alternate Names?

Peanut Butter

Manufacturers try to hide funny fats. Some alternate names for hydrogenated oils and trans fats are:

Partially-hydrogenated oil
Interesterified oil
Mono- and di-glycerides

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