Trans Fats

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Trans Fats


Trans fats are artificially modified vegetable oils that have been widely used in fried and processed foods. Trans fats have been shown to raise LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol, increase triglycerides, and contribute to inflammation, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn how to spot these dangerous fats on nutrition labels, and what foods commonly have them.


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CHAPTER 1

What are Fats?

Fats. When you read that word, is “health” the first thing that pops into your head?
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CHAPTER 4

Fiber & Lowering Cholesterol

Take steps towards better health exploring why a diet rich in soluble fiber is a great way to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
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CHAPTER 6

Good Fats: Unsaturated & Omega-3

Not all fats need to be avoided. Unsaturated and Omega-3 fats are actually an important party of a healthy diet!
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CHAPTER 7

Saturated Fat & Its Effects

Just like cholesterol can be divided into “good” and “bad” varieties, the rest of the fats family can be too.
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Trans Fats

Trans fats are artificially modified vegetable oils that have been widely used in fried and processed foods.
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