Why you should avoid Trans Fats?

Trans fat is considered the worst type of fat you can eat. It increases your risk of heart disease by raising your “bad” cholesterol level and lowering your “good” cholesterol level in your body.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited food manufacturers from adding     trans fats to foods and beverages. However, some products with added trans fat may still be available, including:

  • Baked goods, such as cakes, cookies and pies
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Frozen pizza
  • Refrigerated dough products, such as biscuits and rolls
  • Fried foods, including French fries, doughnuts and fried chicken
  • Nondairy coffee creamer
  • Margarine

Are Foods free of trans fats always healthy?

No, foods free of trans fats aren’t automatically good for you. Therefore, always read the nutrition facts panel and the list of ingredients as trans fats maybe substituted with other ingredients that may also contain a lot of saturated fat.  

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References

https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-trans-fat

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/trans-fats

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/trans-fat

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