alternatives

Study: Alternatives to trans-fats may not be so healthy

Thursday, January 25, 2007 by: Beau Hodai
Tags: trans fats, hydrogenated oils, trans fat ban

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Trans-fats, which form when food is prepared using hydrogenated oils, have recently been banned in restaurants in New York and California. Boston, and Chicago, are considering adopting the ban, but according to a recent report, the alternatives to trans-fat-forming oils are not much better.

The report -- written by members of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, and published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism -- studied the effects of three diets on blood glucose and insulin levels.

Diet 1 was based on plam olein (POL). Diet 2 was based on partially hydrogenated soybean oil (PHSO), which is rich in trans-fatty acids. Diet 3 was based on an interesterfied fat (IE), and enriched with stearic acid.

Meals prepared with IE were found to raise blood glucose levels 40 percent more than meals prepared with POL or PHSO. In addition, the report found that meals prepared with IE caused a 22 percent drop in blood insulin levels. Insulin levels were reported to drop by 10 percent following meals prepared with PHSO.

“This is the first human study to examine simultaneously the metabolic effects of the two most common replacement fats for a natural saturated fat widely incorporated in foods,” said Kalyana Sundram, one of the authors of the report, “As such, it is somewhat alarming that both modified fats failed to pass the sniff test for metabolic performance relative to palm olein itself.”

“The food industry may be switching consumers from one kind of dietary poison to another,” said Mike Adams, author of "Poison In the Food: Hydrogenated Oils." “There is no such thing as a truly healthy processed food. Healthy fats, in particular, must be consumed in their natural forms, without chemical alteration or processing. Anything else is going to present health problem for consumers,” said Adams.

###

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.