#TransFat: What It Is, How and Why to Avoid It
commonly exist in products such as: cookies, crackers, frostings, margarine, vegetable shortening, pre-mixed cake mixes, fried foods, snack foods, and more. You can reduce your intake of trans-fats by limiting your consumption of these packaged foods and by checking the food labels when you do purchase them. Foods that contain trans-fats will include “partially-hydrogenated oils” in the ingredient list – be sure to look for it and avoid it if possible! For example, many cheaper/more processed nut butters include partially-hydrogenated oils – make sure that when you buy nut butter, the only ingredients listed are the nuts and (if you like) a little salt. Or, you can do the “grind your own” approach they offer at some health food stores like Whole Foods. This is usually what I do!