Frequently Asked Questions
What are the side effects of hydrogenated oil?
Hydrogenated oils are almost indigestible. They can damage and cause early death in your cell.
What is the difference between partially hydrogenated oil and hydrogenated oil?
Partially and fully hydrogenated oils are only different in the level of hydrogenation they have. Fully hydrogenated oils would be worse to consume than partially hydrogenated oils. Neither of these oils should be consumed.
How long does hydrogenated oil stay in the body?
It depends on the person.
What are the negative impacts of hydrogenated oils on your health?
Hydrogenated oil clog up cell walls and make it difficult for cells to bring nutrients in and out of the cell. This can lead to poor cell performance and early cell death.
How Hydrogenated Oils Can Affect Blood Sugar?
Hello, everybody; this is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
We will be talking about how hydrogenated oils can affect your blood sugar.
Now, this is a complex thing.
I drew this diagram to explain this to people as accurately as possible because when most people think about blood sugar, they only think about consuming carbohydrates.
Other things, like hydrogenated oils, can affect your blood sugar.
I wanted to explain because I learned this back in the day.
So I wanted to talk to people about it.
Hydrogenated oils are typically found in packaged foods.
If you read the label, you'll see.
This is a man-made oil we've manufactured to make stuff more shelf-stable so it can be on the shelf longer.
The problem with that is that these fats don't break down so easily, and if they're in your diet all the time, they can really affect how you function, and here's how.
Let me explain this to you.
As I said, these fats don't break down very well.
So your body has to do something with them, and if you're constantly eating hydrogenated fats and hydrogenated oils, like partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
You'll read it and find that there are so many different variations of this.
If you're eating those regularly, your body can get overwhelmed with them and has to put them somewhere, and one of the places that your body puts these fats is in the cell wall, in between what's called the phospholipid bilayer. These fatty acids make up the wall of any cell, like here's a cell, and this wall is made up of this phospholipid bilayer.
In that layer, we have receptors that our body uses, and in this example, our cells have insulin receptors.
Our body makes insulin, say, when we've eaten some carbohydrates, and the insulin will dock to this insulin receptor, and that's what tells the cell, "Hey, we have sugar here. I want you to take some of that sugar in and use it for energy."
So that's how it works.
The problem with hydrogenated oils is that when we have too many in our diet and try to avoid them altogether, our body starts sticking these fats in the inflexible cell wall.
They don't move, like I said, they don't break down well, and they don't move so well, so when they're in that cell wall, that receptor can't move.
It can't do its job.
So what happens if the insulin can't dock to that receptor is that the sugar in the blood stays out in the blood because this cell can't do its job.
It can't listen to the signal from insulin that says, "Hey, you need to take some of this sugar out of the bloodstream."
So hopefully, that's not too complex, but that's how hydrogenated fats can affect your blood sugar, so if you're trying to work on your blood sugar, you have to cut a lot of that refined carbohydrates out of your diet, you need to stay away from a lot of processed stuff, but you also need to look for this in the foods that you're eating.
If you're staying on more of a whole-foods diet where it's just regular whole stuff, not a bunch of packaged stuff, you're going to avoid most, if not all, of that.
So, if you are eating something from the packages, you need to read for these, especially when you're struggling with blood sugar issues because that will affect this.
It gets stashed in the cell if it's always in your diet.
As I said, it won't let this receptor work, and sugar stays in the bloodstream.
Hopefully, that makes sense.
I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with the Chiropractic Place.
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