Weight Loss, Diets and Nutrition

Vegetable Oils and Margarine Dangers

According to recent studies, unsaturated fats (in the form of vegetable oils) – once considered to be low in fat – are now believed to be the source of free-radicals in the body.

Unsaturated fats are carbon(C) chains containing at least one C=C double bond. And because of the stereo chemistry of the remaining hydrogen atoms(H) in the trans conformation, this type of fat is easily oxidized in the body releasing free-radicals. Free radical are atoms or molecules of neutral charge have not filled their octet, and look for other molecules to bond with.

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