$5.00 OFF to New Customers : Use SAVEME5 Customer Service: +15867316101   |   Support
 Shopping Cart
Items in your shopping cart Quantity Price
Subtotal: AUD$0.00

What You Should Know About Trans Fats

You probably already know that trans fats are bad for your health, but do you know why and what the recent developments are in removing them from foods? Read on to find out more. . Learn more at eVitamins, the largest online health Australia superstore.

While the majority of substances with the word "fat" in them are not so great for you, this is especially true for trans fats. You're probably already aware that trans fats can be detrimental to you health but now the FDA has decided to remove all partially hydrogenated oils -- trans fats -- from all foods by 2018. Let's take a look at what trans fats are, why they're bad for you and how to cut them from your diet until they're removed from the food industry.

What Trans Fats Are

Trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are naturally found in meat products in small doses and they're also added during processing of many foods. Trans fats can give food a longer shelf life and help maintain freshness. This processed form is created by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil. These forms of trans fat are called partially hydrogenated oils and these are what the FDA is outlawing. Found in many foods like pies, pizza and French fries, partially hydrogenated oils are also sometimes used as cooking oil in fryers because they last longer than other oils and don't have to be changes as often. While trans fats can also provide flavoring for foods, generally the negatives outweigh the positives.

The Dangers

According to a recent study, consuming trans fats may increase the risk of developing memory loss. The specifics of the study indicated that men aged 45 and younger who consumed high amounts of trans fats remembered fewer words during a word recall test than men of the same age who did not consume trans fats. In addition to memory problems, trans fats are well known for raising LDL cholesterol ("bad cholesterol") and lowering HDL cholesterol ("good cholesterol"). High levels of LDL cholesterol and dwindling levels of HDL cholesterol can contribute to heart disease and also increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, both contributors to a higher risk of early death.

The FDA'S Recent Decision

By June 2018, all foods will be required to have partially hydrogenated oils removed from them, as ordered by the FDA. The FDA determined that partially hydrogenated oils are no longer considered safe for human consumption due to their role in developing coronary heart disease and deadly heart attacks. 

While these trans fats will still be around likely for another few years, there are steps you can take now to cut back on them. According to the CDC, the most common sources of these trans fats are friend foods, cakes, cookies, frozen pizza and more. By reducing your intact of these foods you will also be cutting back on partially hydrogenated oils. It's critical to check out nutritional labels to be sure of the exact contents of a food item. Another tip the American Heart Association recommends is to replace the trans fats in your diet with polyunsaturated or monosaturated fats, which are considered healthy fats.

While long overdue, the decision to officially deem trans fats unsafe for human consumption and to ban them from the food industry is a good step in promoting better health and nutrition for the general population. Until the time comes when all partially hydrogenated oils are gone, make sure you take preventative measures to ensure a healthy nutritional intake and overall lifestyle for you and your family. 

Check out our supply of wellness essentials at eVitamins to help you accomplish that goal and start living healthier now!
Related Articles You May Like
Killer Temper: Anger Leads to Bad Health
Killer Temper: Anger Leads to Bad Health
Take the Herbal Approach to Tackling Endometriosis
Take the Herbal Approach to Tackling Endometriosis
How Technology Can Affect Your Health
How Technology Can Affect Your Health
Changes to Make if You Have Chronic Fatigue
Changes to Make if You Have Chronic Fatigue
What Do Your Mood Swings Mean?
What Do Your Mood Swings Mean?
How Your Mental Health Affects Your Heart
How Your Mental Health Affects Your Heart
Natural Fixes for 4 Embarrassing Body Concerns
Natural Fixes for 4 Embarrassing Body Concerns
How to Laugh Your Way to Better Health
How to Laugh Your Way to Better Health

Health Topics






Blood Pressure

Bone - Osteo













Health Topics products you may like:
Now Foods 5-HTP
Now Foods Shark Cartilage
Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up
Buried Treasure Aller-Ease
Nature's Plus Hypertrol-RX  - Maximum Strength Formula
Garden of Life Wobenzym N
Coupons & promos
Sign Up
eVitamins Australia, Copyright 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statements made about specific vitamins, supplements, procedures or other items sold on or through this website have not been evaluated by eVitamins or by the United States Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. As always, please consult with a licensed doctor or physician before starting any diet, exercise or supplement program, before taking any vitamin or medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a problem.

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions