Trans Fats Are Really Bad For You explains why, how to spot them, and how to avoid them.

By Amanda Carlson at

“Trans fat is made when manufacturers hydrogenate (add hydrogen to) vegetable oil, which is, essentially, fat that has been extracted from the seeds in plants. Hydrogenation increases the shelf life and flavor stability of foods containing these fats. You should keep trans fats to a minimum. They have no health benefits. In addition, like saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, trans fats raise LDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).”

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