What are Trans Fats?

Trans Fats are only introduced in to our bodies from our diet – our bodies cannot make them. The most common form of trans fats in our diet is by industrially-produced margarine's and shortenings used for cooking and producing other food products. This includes baked goods, chips, crackers, microwave popcorn, tortillas, french fries, and stick margarine. Trans fats have been linked to high cholesterol and heart disease. The FDA has tried to limit the amount of trans fats used in making food products, but it may not be possible to know exactly how much trans fats are used to make the food you are eating because amounts can vary over time, even for the same product. 

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