Right now, get you kitchen oil and take a look the ingredients. If “partially hydrogenated” is listed, switch to a non-hydrogenated oil instead (for cooking and frying). Why? Because that is trans fat. It is important to clear your kitchen from trans fat. Trans fat is made when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil. These oils are called partially hydrogenated. Any food made with partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat.
Trans fat is unhealthy. Trans fat – like saturated fat – increases the risk of heart disease by raising “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. The Food and Drug Administration and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommend that consumers ask about fats (including oils) used by restaurants and that they avoid trans fat. Many restaurants have already begun to make an oil change. This booklet gives tips on how to do it. More information about Trans fat can be found in transfat brochure ebook here. You can download it and print for your ebook library knowledge.