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9 Common Foods That Contain Bad Fat: Common foods that can cause serious health problems--stay away from them!

9 Common Foods That Contain Bad Fat: Common foods that can cause serious health problems--stay away from them!

The bad fat I am referring to is ‘trans fat’. A shudder-causing ingredient for health experts, trans fat is formed when natural vegetable oil is hardened through hydrogenation to prolong the taste and/or shelf life of certain foods. Studies show that continued consumption of trans fat—even as little as one gram of it—can increase ‘bad’ cholesterol, put you at a greater risk for heart disease, and be a possible trigger of type 2 diabetes, particularly in women. It’s rather easy to miss the presence of trans fat in some foods. Here’s a useful guide to help you stay away: Microwaved popcorn : Popcorn is one of those snacks that gets away lightly—not many suspect it of being fattening. The truth is, microwaved popcorn contains trans fat. Caution: even if a product declares ‘Trans Fat: 0 grams”, it can contain trans fat if one of the ingredients listed is ‘shortening’ or ‘hydro...

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