Trans fats are dangerous for your health

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16 May 2023

Trans fats are dangerous for your health
     Trans fats are produced by the conversion of vegetable fats into solid or semi-liquid by the addition of hydrogen-powered air bubbles to oil. which is the type of fat that is most dangerous to health due to trans fat It can increase levels of bad cholesterol and reduce levels of good cholesterol in the body.

Food sources full of trans fats

  • Margarine
  • Shortening
  • Food that has been repeatedly fried
  • Non-dairy Creamer
  • Bakery products

Eating trans fat can cause any diseases?

  • Reduce the level of good fats in the blood.
  • Increase the levels of bad fats in the blood and triglycerides.
  • Increase total cholesterol levels
  • Increase the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, ischemic heart disease and fat clots in the arteries.
  • Increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Increase the risk of cancer.
  • Increase the risk of obesity

Protect yourself from trans fats

  • Each day should eat fat no more than 30% of energy or 2-3 teaspoons per meal.
    • 1 gram of fat provides 9 calories of energy.
    • Trans fat should not exceed 2 grams.
    • Unsaturated fat should not exceed 20 grams.
  • Read food labels and nutrition labels before purchasing products by avoiding labels that say Hydrogenated Oil. Compare trans fat content with the same product.
  • Avoid margarine-based foods such as croissants, cookies.
  • Choose to eat omega-3 good fats such as fish, tofu, salmon, canola oil, low-fat and high-fiber foods such as vegetables, fruits, and less refined grains.
  • Choose the right type of oil. In 1 household, there should be more than 1 type of oil.
    • Stir-fried menu uses a small amount of soybean oil or rice bran oil.
    • Crispy fried menu uses palm oil because it can withstand heat longer.
    • Soybean oil should not be used because it is high in unsaturated fatty acids, which cause smoke easily and cause polar substances, an important carcinogen.

      Trans fats are used in a wide variety of foods, but you can avoid them by cutting down on foods that contain butter, shortening or margarine. Avoid foods that use re-fried oils and check labels every time to reduce the risk of suffering from dangerous chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis.



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