6 Foods That Contain Hydrogenated Fat

6. Baked Foods

Home bakers and manufacturers use vegetable oil to hold cake mix together. Lard or vegetable shortening is used to hold pie crust together. Hydrogenated oil is added to commercially prepared baked foods like cookies, pastries, cakes, breads, pies, and other baked goods. It enhances flavor and adds shelf life to the product.

The secret to avoiding hydrogenated fat in baked foods is to read the ingredients list. When you see “partially hydrogenated fat or oils” and/or “vegetable shortening,” put it back. If you want to avoid an all-expense paid vacation at the nearest cardiac unit, make the baked foods yourself.