3. Partially hydrogenated oil
Partially hydrogenated oil will often be found in margarine, baked products (including cakes and cookies), many packaged breads, potato chips, and even salad dressings. It’s mainly found in products that use trans fat, given that this oil is the very source of this trans fat. Food manufacturers use this oil not only because it increases the shelf life of food, but it also means that the flavor remains longer; it’s good for profits but bad for your body. Not only can it decrease the amount of good cholesterol in your blood, it also contributes to the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and even the deterioration of cells throughout the whole body. It’s unhealthy, doesn’t offer you anything, and should be avoided.