Hydrogenated oils or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils are trans fats and should be avoided. About 40% of the foods on grocery store shelves contain them even if the label says, “O grams of trans fats.” Companies get around this by making their snack crackers, i.e. Ritz, Cheese Its, etc. with < .5 gram of trans fat /serving so the label can read 0 grams. TRANS FATS promote inflammation in the body, think hardening of the arteries, and must be eliminated as much as possible.
Say “YES!” to Kashi crackers, Dr. Kracker Krackers, and other crackers from the natural food section which contain no hydorgenated oils.