Hydrogenated Oil and Arterial Plaque

Hydrogenated oil is an artificially-processed oil. It is a major contributor of arterial plaque lodged in the walls of your arteries.

What Is Hydrogenated Oil?

Make it a habit to read the label of each food that you buy

It is basically oil in which the essential fatty acids were converted into another form chemically.

Manufacturers have long been doing this since the 1930s to make oils more stable and to prolong the shelf life of foods.

Scientists Later Realized It Affects Your Health

In the 1990s, scientists realized that hydrogenation of oil affects the health of people like you and me.

Imagine the time it took them to find out the mistake.

Fiber has been shown to support cardiovascular function

Trans Fatty Acids Increase Bad Cholesterol Levels

When this type of oil is manufactured, unsaturated fats, which are considered healthy for consumers, are converted into fatty acids known as trans fats.

Trans fatty acids mean bad news for you because they increase the levels of your bad cholesterol and decrease the number of your good cholesterol.

On top of that, they gradually pile up and constitute a big percentage of arterial plaque in your arteries.

You might be fond of eating pastries, cookies, bread and other delicious goodies from your neighborhood bakeshop.

But here's the thing, you may not know it yet but you may have become one of the thousands of consumers who ingested massive quantities of hydrogenated oil and partially hydrogenated oil.

Full Hydrogenation And Partial Hydrogenation

In hydrogenation, oil is heated and hydrogen is forced into it. The fatty acids in the oil take in hydrogen and make them viscous and dense.

Full hydrogenation means you make a solid out of the oil just like how margarine is made, for example.

On the other hand, you call it partial hydrogenation if you stop mid-way through the process. You then have a semi-solid substance with a consistency just like that of butter.

And you know what, manufacturers absolutely love them because they give their products extra rich flavor and extended shelf life. They save lots of money, too, because they are much cheaper than real butter.

Are These Words Familiar To You?

  • Interesterified oil - it is a combination of oil that is fully hydrogenated and polyunsaturated oil. It has a similar process with the former
  • Diglycerides - they are used as emulsifiers
  • Monoglycerides - they improve the loaf volume in bread

They are fancy names for poison found in your food, just like hydrogenated oil is. They are just as deadly and they are bad for your health in the long run.

What You Can Do

  1. Make it a habit to read the label of each food that you buy. Avoid any food with the words, "hydrogenated" and "partially hydrogenated" in the label

  2. Have a periodic arterial cleansing

  • Aloe vera gel - drink 1/4 glass 3 x a day, preferably on an empty stomach
  • Fish oil - take 1 capsule 3 x a day

Keep this in mind: A pound of prevention is always worth more than a ton of cure.

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B12 Vitamins - and folic acid pills play important roles in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system

Arterial Cleansing - and dissolving arterial plaque in the process might be a "too-good-to-be-true" news to you. But yes, you can actually eliminate the plaque in your arteries safely

CoQ10 benefits - the heart muscle primarily by reinforcing its function. You can fight cardiovascular disease by taking CoQ10 supplements

What is bad Cholesterol? - LDL carries cholesterol to the different tissues throughout your body. Too much of this bad cholesterol could get you in trouble and could make you a victim of coronary artery disease

Low-Density Lipoprotein - Low-density lipoprotein is commonly called bad cholesterol. It is a type of lipoprotein that carries cholesterol and triglycerides from your liver to your tissues

Reducing Triglycerides - levels in your body is an important step in minimizing your risk of having a coronary heart disease or a stroke

Cardiovascular System - You need to cleanse it in order to have a healthy heart. Imagine the amount of money you save if you avoid the hassle of landing on some operating table later on

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