Trans Fat are one of the most dreaded types of fat found in the diet. One of the major reason for growing strokes rates and type II diabetes across the globe. Artificial trans fats (or trans fatty acids) are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Earlier very little was known about the effect of trans fat on human health. But as studies were conducted it was released that Trans Fat are one of the major sources of heart diseases. Trans fats are now widely produced industrially from vegetable fats for use in margarine, snack food, packaged baked goods, and frying fast food starting in the 1950s.The main reason behind the increased use of trans fats is the cheap making costs both for the fat as well as the products it i.e. being used for. Trans fats also give foods a desirable taste and texture.
Major courses of Trans fats include Cakes, pastries, rolls, deep fried chips etc. Individuals eating these products are more prone to be affected with diseases related to excess consumptions of trans fat.
Some amounts of trans fat is also naturally occurring in products like beef, lamb etc. A diet that is heavy on trans fat coupled with sugars is a tremendously unhealthy diet that needs to be looked at critically before you start facing health issues. Trans fat cause clogging of the arteries and are hence to be avoided at every cost.
One of the best ways to restrict trans fat is to start reading the label of every food your purchase. This helps you to understand the food categories that are high on trans fat and lets you plan your diet accordingly.
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