Low Carbohydrate diets are the fad now as they were years ago.
These newest diets allow the consumption of meats and fats. Can the
fats be dangerous? Let's look at common fats and what they are.
The science community has identified good and bad fats as they
relate to health.
Good fats are: Mono-unsaturated and Poly-unsaturated fat
These can be found in: Canola, Olive, Corn, Soybean and
Bad fats are: Saturated and Trans
(Transformed) fat (also called trans-fatty acids)
These can be found in: Vegetable oil, cookies,
crackers, some margarines and some snack foods. Foods fried in
partially hydrogenated oils also contain the bad fats.
Food nutrition labels are changing to include the amount of Trans
fat. Saturated fats are already listed. The recommended total daily
consumption of saturated fat is 20 grams. Trans fat consumption
amounts have not been identified.
The bottom line is this... Bad fats and cholesterol are bad for
your circulatory system. So, be smart and choose the BETTER fats to
consume. Learn to read food labels, they give you all the
information you need. We all need some fat in our diets but we
should be aware about the amounts and types of fats we consume.
Here is more information you may want to read...
to read food labels...
Fatty Acids... labeling...
and Answers about Trans Fat...
Content - USDA