Are you eating the right type of fat? There are good fats and bad fats to look for in your diet. What are they?
Trans fats can be formed when oil goes through a process called hydrogenation, which makes the oil more solid (known as hardening). This type of fat, known as hydrogenated fat, can be used for frying or as an ingredient in processed foods.
Trans fats can be found in some processed foods such as chips, cookies, french fries, doughnuts, fried chicken, biscuits, cinnamon rolls.
Saturated fats are simply fat molecules that have no double bonds between carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules. Saturated fats are typically solid at room temperature. Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood. Be aware, too, that many foods high in saturated fats can be high in calories too.
Saturated fats occur naturally in many foods. For example; fatty beef, lamb, lard and cream, butter, cheese, full fat milk, fast food.