What are hydrogenated oils? - Zimbabwe Businesses Community Article By Dr. Jerry Masarira
Posted 07/09/2022 in Category 1 by Dr. Jerry Masarira

What are hydrogenated oils?


What are hydrogenated oils?

We get sick and die because of three reasons, first, it's either we were in an accident like a car wreck, bicycle, attacked, a fall, or gunshot wounds. These are external forces we might not have control over.
Second, nutritional deficiency, and Third, Nutritional toxicity.
Other than the above, it's either you are on hunger strike and you die of starvation (which is a nutritional deficiency in a way).

I need us to look at fats or oils we consume directly when we cook or indirectly from pre-cooked products we buy and eat, like, french fries.

The first thing to understand about fats is that the essential fatty acids they contain are truly essential. They are the “active ingredient” in every bodily process you can name:

brain cell function and nervous system activity
hormones and intra-cellular messengers
glandular function and immune system operation
hemoglobin oxygen-transport system
cell wall function:
passing oxygen into the cell
passing nutrients into the cell
keeping foreign bodies out of the cell
digestive-tract operation
assimilating nutrients
blocking out allergens

In short, the essential fatty acids (contained mostly in polyunsaturated oils) are the most important nutrients there are — more important than vitamins, minerals, or even proteins. Because, without them, there is no life. They are the substance and foundation of life energy.

What then is Hydrogenation?

Hydrogenation is the process of heating an oil and passing hydrogen bubbles through it. The fatty acids in the oil then acquire some of the hydrogen, which makes it denser. If you fully hydrogenate, you create a solid (a fat) out of the oil. But if you stop part way, you have a semi-solid partially hydrogenated oil that has a consistency like butter, only it’s a lot cheaper.

Because of that consistency, and because it is cheap, it is a big favorite as a butter substitute among “food” producers. It gives their products a richer flavor and texture but doesn’t cost nearly as much as it would add butter.
Until the 1970s, food producers used coconut oil to get that buttery flavor and texture. The American obesity epidemic began when it was replaced with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil — most often soybean oil. For more information, see Coconut Oil and Palm Kernel Oil: Miracle Medicine and Diet Pill.

What’s Wrong with Hydrogenation?

Consuming partially hydrogenated oils is like inhaling cigarette smoke. They will kill you — slowly, over time, but as surely as you breathe. And in the meantime, they will make you fat!

Unlike butter or virgin coconut oil, hydrogenated oils contain high levels of trans fats.

Trans fat is an otherwise normal fatty acid that has been “transmogrified”, by high-heat processing of free oil. The fatty acids can be double-linked, cross-linked, bond-shifted, twisted, or messed up in a variety of other ways.

The problem with trans fats is that while the “business end” (the chemically active part) is messed up, the “anchor end” (the part that is attached to the cell wall) is unchanged. So they take up their position in the cell wall, like a guard on the fortress wall. But like a bad guard, they don’t do their job! They let foreign invaders pass unchallenged, and they stop supplies at the gates instead of letting them in. Am I making sense to you?

In short, trans fats are poisons, just like arsenic or cyanide. They interfere with the metabolic processes of life by taking the place of a natural substance that performs a critical function. And that is the definition of poison. Your body has no defense against them because they never even existed from creation — so our bodies have never had the need or the opportunity to evolve a defense against them.

But the worst part is that in the last stages of oil processing (or “refining”), the oil is literally steam distilled to remove its odor. So it doesn’t smell. But hydrogenated oil is much worse than rancid butter. So if it did smell, it would smell worse than the most rancid butter you’ve ever seen. (And that goes for all refined oils, not just the hydrogenated ones. It’s just that hydrogenated oils are everywhere not only in the American diet.) So the next time you see “partially hydrogenated oil” on a label, think “rancid butter”.

Partially Hydrogenated Oils Make You Fat!

Partially hydrogenated oils will not only kill you in the long term by producing diseases like multiple sclerosis and allergies 

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