Q. Glen, What aout Trans-Fats? Are they that bad?
A. Eliminate trans fats from your diet. Trans fats have earned a bad reputation over the last year, and rightly so. Used to increase shelf life and flavor, trans fat is made when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil. In essence, the trans fats found in margarine, cookies, crackers and other snack foods are harmful to your health. They raise cholesterol levels which contribute to heart disease. For a long time, trans fat levels slipped by under the radar. However, the FDA has made it a law that manufacturers must now disclose trans fat levels in the nutritional values. Although there is no recommended daily value assigned to trans fat currently, the general rule for saturated fat and cholesterol is that 5% or less is low and 20% or more is high.
Glen's bottom line:No Trans Fats Period!!!
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