What are Trans Fatty Acids or TFAs and are they healthy cooking oils?
Trans fatty acids are hydrogenated oils that are created by chemically combining gas and oils together with whats called a metal catalyst. The catalyst that makes this happen is usually made of nickel (or sometimes aluminum or cobalt). Heating the oils and metal catalyst together to temperatures of 400 degrees or higher creates a new molecular structure of the oil. The metal used in the hydrogenation process is highly toxic to your body when used for long periods of time. And the kind of hydrogenated oil that is created by this means cannot be eliminated in the normal ways by the body. As for healthy cooking oils and diets and cooking oils, all oils have about 3,600 calories per pint of oil. The key is to consume the healthy oils but in moderation. No-fat diets are actually unhealthy, according to leading naturopathic physicians. While too much fat is bad for you, consuming some fat is a necessary part of our diet. Fats are a source of essential nutrition. Consuming the right kind of f