Did You Know?
Trans fat, the worst type of fat for your body, is vegetable fat that has been chemically altered by way of hydrogenation. This process turns healthy fat, such as corn or soy bean oil, into solid, unhealthy fat. The effects of consuming food containing trans fat is linked with increased LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels, decreased HDL (“good cholesterol”) levels and increased triglyceride levels.
To limit trans fat intake, opt for reduced-fat or fat-free varieties of your favorite foods, but only if high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils or other unhealthy ingredients have not been added in place of unhealthy fat.
Here are the top 10 most likely places where you will find trans fat:
Three grams of trans fat per day doubles your risk of heart disease, so try to avoid foods containing this unhealthy form of fat when possible.
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