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What Are Trans Fats & Why Are They Bad?

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The FDA announced that companies have to remove trans fats from food in the next few years, but what is trans fat? Is it really that terrible for you?

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“The essential dietary substances called vitamins are commonly classified as “water soluble” or “fat soluble”. Water soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, are rapidly eliminated from the body and their dietary levels need to be relatively high.”

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“For years, fat was a four-letter word. We were urged to banish it from our diets whenever possible. We switched to low-fat foods.”

The Truth About Trans Fats

“Until 1983, if you ordered a fried goodie at a typical fast food joint, you’d get a crispy, golden product that had been fried in a vat of beef tallow or tropical oils, which are rich in saturated fat.”

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“Both fats and oils are molecules shaped like a capital E with a glycerol spine and arms made of fatty acid chains.”


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