“I won’t touch commercial baked goods (doughnuts, cookies, cakes), potato chips, deep-fried foods, or frozen pizza. Why did I lump these into one category? These all contain trans-fats. Trans-fats are a partially hydrogenated oil. What’s that? Vegetable oil that has gone through an industrial process to add hydrogen to it, making it more solid and giving it a longer shelf life.
“Good for manufacturers, bad for you. In a nutshell, trans-fats have been shown to increase your LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and lower your HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), thereby increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Check your food labels and avoid anything with hydrogenated oils or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.”
-Dr. Joos Meyer, CEO of PRYMD, a nutritional supplement and lifestyle company