Trans-fats are bad news for arteries!
Trans-fats are mainly contained in solid or semi-solid margarines, as well as commercial cooking oils that are used to produce many processed foods.
Liquid oils go through a process called hydrogenation, whereby each molocule of oil has several hydrogen atoms added to it. This makes the oil solid and less likely to become rancid. Unfortunately, the trans-fats that are created by this process are very bad for our health because they raise cholesterol levels.
The only way to avoid trans-fats is to study food labels carefully and avoid foods that include “hydrogenated fat” and “partially hydrogenated fat”.