Get These Out Of Your Kitchen!!!!

cnwriter..carolina By cnwriter..carolina, 4th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/24w_7clr/
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Detailing the negative effects of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils in the body, what these are and how they are formed, listing the symptoms. The good oils, herbs and foods to eat to have a healthy balanced body.

POISONS IN OUR DIET

For those of you who want to be healthy there are certain things you have to do. It might take a little time and a lot of effort but well worthwhile will be the results. If the label contains the words HYDROGENATED or PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED FATS OR OILS – do not eat it yourself, do not let your family or friends eat it and get it out of your kitchen.

Why can’t I eat hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats or oils?

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines ‘poison’ as “any substance which when relatively small amounts are ingested, has a chemical action that may cause damage to structure or disturbance of function, producing symptomatology, illness, or death”.

How are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats or oils formed?

Partially hydrogenated oils do not exist in nature. Partially hydrogenated fats and oils are processed versions of naturally occurring fats and oils. In nature, most dietary fats and oils exist in a structural form that is called the ‘cis’ form.
When these natural, ‘cis’ form fats are processed by bubbling hydrogen gas through them at high temperatures, they become partially hydrogenated which changes the structure to the ‘trans’ form. The natural ‘cis’ fat has a bend whilst the processed ‘trans’ fat is a straight molecule.

What is the difference between eating “cis” or “trans” fats and oils?


The difference is of major significance. When eaten, fats and oils are incorporated into your cell membranes. ’Trans’ fats alter the configuration of these delicate structures. Further, ’trans’ fats interact with normal fat metabolism disturbing function in a most destructive manner. Hence, these substances meet the definition of a “poison”.

What do good “cis” fats do?

Many essential functions in our bodies depend on a group of hormones called prostaglandins (PGs) that are produced from fats in our diets. We might look at it as there being good PGs and bad PGs. The good PG families counteract the bad effects of the bad PG 2 family by decreasing blood clotting, decreasing blood pressure, decreasing cholesterol, decreasing inflammation and increasing natural killer cell activity that is necessary to fight tumors.

What do “trans” fats do?

They interfere with important normal functions by inhibiting enzymes that are necessary for your body’s normal metabolism of fats, and they keep doing it for a long time. When you eat normal ‘cis’ fats, your body metabolizes half of them in 18 days. When you eat ‘trans’ fats, your body requires 51 days to metabolize half of them. This means that half of the ‘trans’ fats you eat today will still be inhibiting essential enzyme systems in your body 51 days from now!
Most of the ill effects in our society are promoted by or aggravated by the bad PGs called the PG2 family. These are derived directly from naturally occurring fat found in red meat, shellfish, and dairy products. Illnesses include cancer, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes, inflammatory conditions and auto-immune diseases

Read the Labels..Your Life depends on Them

Be sure to READ LABELS and avoid substances that contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and fats
as they are poisons.
Read labels as if your life depends on it and It does. Nearly everything on the shelves of stores nowadays contains partially hydrogenated oils – margarines, vegetable shortenings, most chips, cookies and candy, cakes, popcorn and other similar snack foods.
Fast food companies use them prodigiously and many peanut butters, canned soups and some so-called ‘health food’ products are made with ‘trans’ fats. Typical ingredient sections of labels include such names as ‘partially hydrogenated soybean oil’, ‘hydrogenated vegetable oil’ and ‘partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil’.

Are doctors aware of the adverse effects of these bad oils?


Unfortunately there are some doctors who still recommend margarine instead of butter for patients trying to prevent or improve heart disease and who are unaware of the recent research evidence indicting ‘trans’ fats as a source of increased risk of heart disease. The fact is that ‘trans’ fats increase cardiac risk factors twice as much as saturated fat in the diet. In fact these ‘poisons’ add significantly to cardiac risk factors and create other problems.

Daily nagging symptoms

Headaches
Joint pains and Back pain
Arthritis
Asthma
Skin problems
Hot Flashes
Premenstrual syndrome & Menstrual cramps

The above are just a few of the symptoms related to PG 2 imbalances created by eating partially hydrogenated fats and oils, the bad PGs which inhibit the balancing effect of the good PGs. Millions of people take aspirin, acetaminophen and other non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen to alleviate these symptoms.
These drugs work by blocking PG production and yet by avoiding partially hydrogenated trans fats and consuming natural fats and oils, you can often turn around these common, nagging symptoms in as little as 3 to 4 weeks without any other intervention for there is no such thing as normal headaches, normal backaches, normal arthritis or normal menstrual cramps.

Good Oils

You can supplement the good PGs with the following oils and know you are taking care of your body:

Black currant seed oil
Evening Primrose oil
Borage oil
Flaxseed (linseed) oil
And/or fish oils such as those containing EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Ask your doctor which would be useful for you.

What Oils can I cook with?

Olive Oil naturally is a plus in any kitchen and sesame oil is another one to cook with and is kind to your body.

What foods can I Eat and be Healthy?


Lots of fresh vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits, grains and dried beans, preferably organic as they have not been sprayed with pesticides and chemicals. Check that fish does not have a strong smell and also that it is not listed as one that is not safe.
Organic meats that have not been loaded with hormones or come from cows injected with bovine growth hormone.
Eggs and fresh butter, whole milk yoghurt and do try making your own from a culture. I use to make it and it was quite delicious.

HERBS that Help

Clove contains eugenol that offers protection against toxicity.

Ginger is a spice that contains ketones such as gingerol and paradol that provide antitumor and chemopreventive properties. It also provides great protection against toxic pollutants.

Green Tea is a potent antioxidant that can potentially stall the development and progression of certain cancers by neutralizing mutations within the DNA that could lead to the formation of a tumor.

Parsley is Nature’s richest source of phytochemical myristicin that is a powerful liver detoxifier.

Peppermint helps to counter the pollutant benzo(A)pyrene. In a study published in Alternative Medicine Review, Dr. Belanger noted that the essential oils in peppermint have been shown to regress pancreatic, mammary and liver tumors, and may provide chemopreventive properties for colon, skin and lung cancer.

Rosemary extract contains powerful antioxidant factors.

RELAXING HERBS

Valerian, hops, kava kava, passion flower and lavender.

Getting rid of the Villains with Good Protection

Air, stress, smoke and toxic pollution are just a few villains in the ongoing struggle for good health. These combined with the hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils help in our feelings of tiredness and exhaustion and can lead to respiratory diseases, pneumonia and heart disease.
So we need to be super sleuths.
We need to use antioxidants and free-radical scavengers to help clear the baddies away.
Do your research on herbs and whole foods, go into the countryside or by the sea and breathe pure, clean air, meditate on your body being whole and healthy.

It’s up to you to take the steps that lead to good health and good nutrition for you and your family. Just Do It.

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Cis Fats, Eat Properly, Good Herbs, Healthy Eating, How To Be Healthy, Hydrogenated, Love Yourself, Poison, Take Care Of Yourself, Trans Fats

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar richellet
5th Mar 2012 (#)

I need this article badly. Thanks cn :)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks cnw, for a very useful article. We tend to overlook the basics and consume whatever we can get our hands to. No wonder many suffer for lack of knowledge as our body naturally rejects the unnatural, an inbuilt mechanism. It is a pity that many well known brands too ignore some basics - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Mar 2012 (#)

pleasure my friend...take care of you...

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author avatar Buzz
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Great info and illustrations. You're an all-rounder, my friend. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Mar 2012 (#)

thank you all so very much...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Great warnings, thank you and well done:0)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Mar 2012 (#)

we all have to be aware of what is going on dont you think...
thank you Delicia

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Mar 2012 (#)

I was just looking at the pics in my article and it is quite interesting that the bad fats are in gross containers/colours whilst the greens and soft colours reflect the good ones....

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Mar 2012 (#)

WOW! This is a stunner of an article. Should have had a star page, my dear.
I'm away now for 2 weeks hols. No commenting for a while - sorry!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Mar 2012 (#)

no problemmo Sheila...take good care of yourself...and thanks for your comment..

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Mar 2012 (#)

I agree with Sheila, why wasn't this starred? It is an excellent and informative page presented really well.. For what it is worth Carolan here's my 5 Stars for you..*****

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Mar 2012 (#)

ta ever so Songbird love....tell Mark....
just kidding!!!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
6th Mar 2012 (#)

sorry Johnny moderated it!!!!!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
7th Mar 2012 (#)

Great and informative, However,in our country the good oils and fats are 3 to 4 times more expensive, so the general citizenry, just close their eyes to the warnings and simply buy the bad stuff, so sad really, for often their body reserves are running on empty and are just waiting for a feisty virus to come along and slap them upside the head.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
7th Mar 2012 (#)

so true love...but a little bit of good is better than a lot of bad..don't you think

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