Trans fats are very very sneaky … Part 2
They’re in the Crisco and the Nabisco squares. They’re in the Ritz Crackers, the Cap’n Crunch and the Kraft peanut butter spreads. They’re in the Country Crock and the Betty Crocker mash.
The FDA reports that they’re in…
- half of all cereals,
- 70 percent of cake mixes,
- 70 percent of chips and crackers,
- 80 percent of frozen breakfast baked goods, and…
- 90 percent of all cookies.
They’re in places you might not expect them to be either –
- food court stir-fries,
- the marinade for the salmon steaks at the prepared meals section at the grocery store, and…
- they’re also in the supposedly “freshly” baked muffins and cookies at the coffee shop.
They’re found in the..
- Wesson oils,
- canola oils,
- corn oils,
- soy oils and…
- there some debate as to whether they’re in the safflower and sunflower oils which bathe your Ruffles potato chips – and even the so-called “healthier” chips.
Ignore the health claims “cholesterol free” and “trans fat free”. They’re unfortunately not true and misleading. The processed foods, margarine and oils containing these claims are the very things that will make you sick.
The Weston A. Price Foundation contracted with the Burnsides Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois to test trans fat levels in common grocery items. You can read what they shockingly found here
We know that the reduction of artificial trans fat in America could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease per year. No exaggeration – if you change your oil, you can change your health. The article that the above table was taken from elaborates further on trans fats and why you should avoid them.
Here’s what you’ve got to do:
1) I want you to CHANGE your oil from cooking with these trans fat laden vegetable oils…
…to cooking with traditional oils of the world – virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed unrefined sesame oil, cold pressed unrefined peanut oil, grass fed lard, duck fat and grass fed butter.
2) Become a label detective and STOP the junk food. If the label of a product has more than 5 ingredients and those ingredients sound and look like they might be chemicals, put it back on the shelf.
3) If you love cookies, muffins and bread, bake them yourself or find the baker that guarantees the use of traditional cooking oils and grass fed butter. They’ll tell you.
I know what your thinking. Isn’t butter, lard and coconut oil full of Saturated Fats? Aren’t they going to clog my arteries? The short answer is no.
The long answer is in part 3 of this series. Check it out here.