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Trans Fat – 22 Worst Foods in the World

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Trans fat is still widely used in the food industry. It makes food taste better and last longer in the stores – but it has a nasty effect on the human body!

Andrea Giancoli, spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association), says “Trans fats raise your bad cholesterol just like saturated fats, but they also increase inflammation and lower the good cholesterol that protects us against heart disease”.

We are happy to say that today, lot of products with trans fat are gone from the market as a lot of restaurant chains have stopped frying food in hydrogenated oils because of the bad press they have been getting after the trans fat was discovered dangerous. But, there are still loads of produts of there in your local mall that is downright bad for you and your family.

The following products often contain trans fat:

  • French fries
  • Anything fried!
  • Pie
  • Margarine
  • Crisco
  • Cake mixes
  • Pancakes and waffles (You never knew this,right?)
  • Fried chicken
  • Ice cream
  • Nondairy creamers
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Biscuits and sweet rolls
  • Cookies
  • Ground beef
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Frozen or creamy beverages
  • Meat sticks
  • Asian crunchy noodles
  • Frozen dinners
  • Crackers
  • Canned chili
  • Packaged pudding

What does this mean? I can´t eat anything? No, no – do not worry. The world doesn´t have to be a duller place just because you avoid the bad foods. Here is what you need to do: eat less fat stuff, read the labels, get some regular exercise and use a good fat burner like the one we recommend.