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Translating Those Trans Fats

Understanding and Avoiding these Unhealthy Fats

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Great information and need-to-know for better health! Report
MUSICNUT
Thanks for the informative article :) Report
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This article is way out of date. Sparkpeople should be making sure the information is current and correct. Report
HAMILTE3
Can somebody write an article on trans-fats in fish oil supplements. I have no idea if any fish-oil supplement products are without any. And I don't see the trans-fats on labels. Report
What a country. The food companies are trying to kill us. What are they going to do when they have finished killing all their companies? Report
MBENINCAS
IT has already been proven that Saturated fats don't contribute to heart disease. Report
Im not worried about going a little over my fat intake because i take an alli fat blocker if i know im close to going over. Report
My calorie, fat's were bad, I always read the labels at the market and I always used margarine on the basic foods when making cookies, pies, cakes I used all fresh ingr. When using trans fats, always veg, oil. Wesson. sugar sub's no,.

I just hae to be more kind to myself, that would be a better start to a rodden day.Ha Ha

Good Luck to all of us........ Report
I have a question and would greatly appreciate it if someone sparkmailed me an answer.

Which would be better, fully hyrdogenated vegetable oil? Or more natural saturated fat like Palm oil? Both contain predominately saturated fats, palm oil maybe a little more with the hyrdogenated vegetable oil a little more polyunsaturated, but which here is better? Palm oil would be less proccessed that the chemically altered stuff to keep things like Peanut Butter the right consitency at room temperatue. Report
SANDIBETTS1
Sorry, I asked a question--should have done it on message board. Report
SANDIBETTS1
I would like to know more about coconut oil--explain please. I think I know answer but would like more "real" info. Report
SANDIBETTS1
Thank you for the good information so that we do not fool ourselves any ore. Report
PIXIESTIX6669
Don't look at the nutrition information on packaging, look at the list of ingredients...There's a loophole (of course) that allows companies to list NO TRANS FATS if they use no more than .05 grams per serving! If the ingredient list has partially hydrogenated oil, it's got 0.5 grams per serving...and having just 3 or 4 items with this 0.5 grams quickly adds up to fiendish amounts of this garbage! Don't even THINK about eating fries out...
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PIXIESTIX6669
Once you give up trans fats, and all other unhealthy fats, you don't miss them at all. I tend to see french fries as plates of trans fats, lol, and have no desire to eat them. I've heard trans fats are so dangerous, some Euro countries have banned even the .05 grams from foods...they don't allow ANY trans fats at all...which is what this country should do...butter from grass fed cows is way healthier than trans fats

http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/grass_
fed_butter.htm

Butter is rich in short and medium chain fatty acids, including even small amounts of lauric acid. It is rich in antioxidants as well, in the form of beta carotene, vitamin E, and selenium. It is one of the best sources of vitamin A. Because living grass is richer in vitamins E, A, and beta-carotene than stored hay or standard dairy diets, butter from dairy cows grazing on fresh pasture is also richer in these important nutrients. The naturally golden color of grass-fed butter is a clear indication of its superior nutritional value. (Searles, SK et al, “Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Carotene Contents of Alberta Butter.” Journal of Diary Science, 53(2) 150–154.) Report

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