What is Bad Fat? – Trans fat
Do you know that trans fat can increase your “bad cholesterol” (LDL) and lowers your “good cholesterol”
There are two types of trans fat that are found in foods which are naturally-occurring and artificial trans fats.
Naturally-occurring fats are present in small quantities in animal foods (dairy products and meat products). However, there hasn’t been enough research to see if naturally occurring trans fats have the same adverse effects on cholesterol levels as artificial trans fats.
Artificial trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are created by a chemical process in the industry where hydrogen is added to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Artificial trans fats are the most common source of trans fats, which are referred to as “bad fats” since they can affect your health.
Trans fat raises bad cholesterol levels (LDL) while lowering good cholesterol levels. Trans fats are also associated with a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, so better watch out the amount of trans fat food that you eat daily and prevent overeating.
Where can you find Trans Fat?
Trans fat present in foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils such as:
How do you reduce trans fats in your diet?