Avoid trans fat on the menu
Trans fats keep food fresh longer while they're on grocery store shelves. However, the partially-hydrogenated oils can also lead to heart disease because of the increase in low-density lipoprotein LDL-cholesterol and decrease in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Here are tips to control trans fat intake. (Source: CDC)
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Avoiding trans fat in foods
According to Dr. DeBusman, a nutritionist with Alameda County Family Health Services and a professor at Merritt College in Oakland, a product that says it has 0 grams of trans fat doesn't always have 0g. If the product has less than 0.5 grams total per serving, the label may read "Trans Fat 0g."