I know I have always been told to stay away from trans fat, but the fact is that I actually didn’t know why. So I decided to make some research to discover if trans fat is really as evil as everyone seems to think.
Let’s face it, some products that contain trans fat are actually kind of tasty, and I might even confess that I binge on them more than I would like to admit to. However, I’ve always known they are not supposed to be healthy. Now, let´s explore what the problem with them is.
After reading a lot of research, I quickly arrived at the conclusion that they are, indeed, quite dangerous, but why? Well, trans fat increases your bad cholesterol (LDL) and at the same time lowers your good cholesterol (HDL). If LDL builds up in your arteries it can lead to heart disease and type II diabetes. It increases the risk of all inflammatory conditions such as metabolic syndrome, cancers, and arthritis. And, of course, higher consumption of trans fat leads to obesity.
Now, is there any benefit? No, there are no pros to consuming trans fat and you shouldn’t consume more than 1% of your daily calorie intake in trans fat if you want to live a long, happy, healthy life.
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