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7 Foods With Trans Fats That One Should Avoid

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Do you love spreading butter on your toast? Are you a microwave popcorn addict whenever you sit in front of the television? Chances are, you could be indulging your taste buds but harming your health.

Foods that are high in trans fats lead to a number of health problems. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure are some of the many health consequences of consuming a diet rich in foods with trans fats.

But, what exactly are trans fats? They raise the bad cholesterol and lower the good cholesterol in your body. This apart, they clog the arteries and are used primarily to increase the shelf life of certain foods. Foods rich in trans fats include doughnuts, French fries, pizzas, etc.

Go through this ClipBook to read about 7 foods with trans fats that you should strictly avoid incorporating into your diet.

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Biscuits

Don’t be surprised. Research suggests that frozen biscuits contain more than 3.5 grams of trans fat. Additionally, biscuits contain over half of the daily recommended intake of sodium.

Cakes And Cookies

Cakes often contain frosting, which contains a certain percentage of trans fat. Cakes and cookies contain unregulated amounts of sugar as well.

Margarine

Dairy fats like margarine are loaded with unhealthy trans fats. In fact, a tablespoon of margarine contains 2.1 grams of trans fats, which is dangerous to your health.

Microwave Popcorn

The next time you decide to put some popcorn in the microwave, stop and think. Although flavoured popcorn can be delicious, it contains traces of trans fats. Try sticking to normal popcorn.

Doughnuts

Who does not love a doughnut with a cup of coffee? Glazed or chocolate, doughnuts are a sweet delicacy. However, they are a sugar bomb with traces of trans fats.

Cream-Filled Candies

While an occasional candy bar can be part of an otherwise healthy diet, eating candy regularly can negatively affect your health. Truth be told! Each portion of cream-filled candy contains about 0.5 grams of trans fat. The next time you pop one in...

Fried Foods

Are loaded with trans fats to make them tasty and last longer. Avoid fried foods at all costs as they can negatively harm your health.

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