Avoid Trans Fats!

Avoid Trans Fats
Trans Fat is a common name for unsaturated fat. Trans Fats do not exist in nature but are made during a process called Hydrogenation for the purpose of food production. During this process, liquid vegetable oil is heated and combined with hydrogen gas. Partially hydrogenating vegetable oils make them more stable and less likely to spoil, which is very good for food manufacturers and very bad for you.
No amount of Trans Fats is healthy. The consumption of Trans Fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
Sources of Trans Fats

The major source of Trans Fats in the Western diet comes from commercially-prepared baked goods and snack foods:
Baked goods – cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins, pie crusts, pizza dough, and some breads like hamburger buns, Fried foods – doughnuts, French fries, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, and hard taco shells, snack foods – potato, corn, and tortilla chips, candy, packaged or microwave popcorn, solid fats – stick margarine and semi-solid vegetable shortening
Pre-mixed products – cake mix, pancake mix, and chocolate drink mix

AVOID TRANS FAT!