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Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil !
« on: 27/01/2006 06:13:03 »
Dearest Naked Science Peeps of Intellectual Might and Awe Inspiring Question Answerness  !

Can you tell me what Hydrogented Vegetable Oil is ?...Apparently, it's even worse than Saturated Fat....is this true ?...because it's in eveything !!..(except water...and a million other things !)




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Re: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil !
« Reply #1 on: 27/01/2006 11:36:02 »
vegetable oil is hydrogenated by being catalysed with hydrogen and trace metals at high temperature this produces vegetable shortning which preserves food longer after cooking than vegetable oil however this process changes the fatty acid from cis to trans which are worse for you.
this website has all the info you need
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/puo/bulletin/issue/199901/res2.html

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Re: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil !
« Reply #2 on: 27/01/2006 16:42:43 »
Thanks Chris...that's great.....

Down with Hydrogentaed Vegetable Oil, Down with Hydrogented Vegetable Oil !!....that stuff is evil !!!!

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Re: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil !
« Reply #3 on: 29/01/2006 20:52:07 »
Yeah, basically they are taking unsaturated fats which have a low melting point and are good for you , and converting them to more saturated ones that have a higher melting point (so you can make margerine out of them) and are worse for you.
 

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Re: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil !
« Reply #4 on: 29/01/2006 21:31:21 »
Thanks Dave.

I am apalled at the number of health products which have this 'Satanic Goo' in them. I realise you can have anything in moderation but there must be a healthier alternative...I'd be happy to pay a few pence more if I knew what I was eating was not going to clog my areries !

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