Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Partially Hydrogenated Oils

In my quest to be healthier, I have been taking an ingredient and doing research on it. One of my Facebook friends mentioned Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies and made a joke that it had crack in it and showed the ingredient label and it had the word crack circled. Someone obviously was having fun with Photoshop but while reading the rest of the ingredients, I come across vegetable oil (palm, partially hydrogenated palm kernel, soybean and cottonseed with TBHQ for freshness).

I did a search on partially hydrogenated oil and this is one of the first links I found. There were several other sites I found in this search that had similar information but this was clear and to the point.

The first line is Consuming partially hydrogenated oils is like inhaling cigarette smoke. They will kill you -- slowly, over time, but as surely as you breathe. And in the meantime, they will make you fat!

 So, instead of Girl Scout Cookies, check the natural food section and maybe you can find a healthier version that is just as tasty. If you would like to make your own thin mints, here is a site with the recipe!