Hi all, The post talking about the health risks from the product Crisco is totally right. I am currently doing my research project on Trans-Fat and aiming to become a dietician. Trans or Hydrogenated fat was first produced by the German scientist Whelheim Normann using cottonseed oil, heating it to 260 degrees changed the atomic structure of the oil which then became hard at room temperatures. He had no intention of using it as soap collaborating with the British soap company Joseph Crosfields & Sons which the patent ended up being brought by the America company Proctor & Gambler the Candle wax makers. After electricity came into play they realised that they needed to do something with the product before their decline and realised that the product had lard like qualities and so was born Crisco! Most house holds within the 19th Century used butter or lard as a main cooking ingredient and the facts are that there was little or no cases of heart disease within that era. After 30 years of the invasion of Crisco 500,000 deaths of heart disease was reported. It wasn't soley due to the Crisco product but the fact that the hydrogenation processes hadn't been patented in time for it to be taken on by so many other companies it became international.
reports of rising heart disease started appearing within America but it has taken until now for the American government to listen to the scientific facts that Trans-Fat Kills. I won't go on much longer but there has been extensive scientific findings into the effects of Trans-Fat on the body, causing Diabetes, Hypertension, heart disease, depression and even aggression. Due to the processing that alters the oils atomic state the oil cannot be digested and metabolised by the body, it is not natural, it invades our cells, polluting and intoxicating them. Its in everything from krispyKreme doughnuts ( even though they state 0% because of the fact they are adding other hydrogenated oils to the mix they are allowed by the government to lie!) Caburys chocolate, crisps, cakes and even gravy, McDonald, KFC, Pizza Hut are one of the main corporates.
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on April 12th, 2012, 10:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.