To be healthy is everyone’s concern, our awareness that some of the most common food we eat have trans fat, it doesn’t need anyone to have a second thought not to get rid of this food from our diet or menu.
There are four kinds of fats: mono unsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat and trans fat. Mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated fat are the good fats. Saturated fat is the bad fat which people have long been warned to avoid. However, trans fat is the worst kind of fat.
From the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United States Drug Authority (USFDA), there have been many recent warnings about the health problems trans fat can cause.
A research to this effect as published in New England Journal of Medicine has detailed evidence linking trans fat consumption to increase risk of coronary disease, sudden cardiac death and diabetes.
Trans fat from partially hydrogenated oils have harmful effects of blood lipids, promotes inflammation and cause blood vessels abnormalities. All of which are risk factors for heart disease.
Common foods with trans fat can be found in cookies, crackers, snack foods, fried fast food, dough nuts, pastries, baked products and other processed foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils.
Try to avoid trans fat as much as possible. Read the labels of the packaged food you buy. Look at the ingredient list. Don’t buy or eat any product which has the words “partially hydrogenated” or shortening in the ingredient list. Look for products that say they are” zero trans fat”.