Healthy Diet

Say no to trans fat

Fats are a necessary part of your diet, but trans fat is something you should eliminate from your diet. Trans fats, also called trans-fatty acids, not only increase your bad cholesterol but also decreases your good cholesterol. It is a completely loose-loose situation consuming trans fat!

Well, you may ask how do I know if I am consuming trans fats? The first step is to make sure you are reading your labels while grocery shopping. This is the simplest step you can take to avoid getting items with trans fats in them. We are sometimes attracted by the packaging that we don’t consider looking at the nutrition label, start reading it, it will give you valuable information. It is not worth putting your health at risk to satisfy your tastebuds.

Another way to avoid trans fats is to avoid partially hydrogenated oils. When hydrogen is added to oil, it becomes partially hydrogenated oil which contains trans fats. Most pre-packaged foods that are pre-fried like fries, chicken nuggets, and frozen fried chicken, can contain trans fats. And baked goods like cakes, pastries, cookies, and pies to name a few things that also may contain trans fats.

But let’s be real, sometimes we just want to have a nice burger and fries or cake for dessert. I suggest you make these at home. There are so many amazing healthy recipes available that can be used to make delicious homemade goodness. The best part is that you won’t even regret having that meal and you may save some bucks!