Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trans-Fat Quicky

3 Ways to Avoid Trans Fats (partially hydrogenated oils):

Trans fats have been linked to many health issues, especially heart disease. If you want to avoid trans fats when dining out or cooking at home, follow these simple rules:

1. Avoid margarines. Most contain trans fats.

2. Read snack food and canned labels carefully. Stay away from items that list "partially hydrogenated oil" on the label and opt for baked or air-popped versions instead.

3. Limit heavily processed foods and focus on fresh, whole foods.

Dr. Weil recommends using extra virgin olive oil as your main cooking oil and source of dietary fat. For a neutral-tasting oil, use organic expeller-pressed canola oil (okay to bake with).

** Hydrogenated oils affect your thyroid and slows your metabolism.  If you cannot lose weight, this could be why.  "The more labels you read, the more astonished you will be at the variety and number of places that this insidious little killer shows up. Do read the labels. Do recoil in disgust, and do throw the product back on the shelf -- or throw it on the floor, where it belongs." -Treelight

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