Monday, February 12, 2007

The new danger: Interesterified fat

So, the bad news in all of the companies getting rid of trans fats in their food products is that in some cases, they are replacing the trans fat with something just as bad. Even worse, since they aren't required to place the new kind of fat on the label yet, you may not even know. What is it?

Interesterified fat. No, it isn't easy to spell or say. And, rightly so, since it also isn't easy for your body to process. It may have just as much negative effect on your heart and cholesterol levels as trans fat.

The short description is that interestified fat comes from fully hydrogenated oils. We're putting together an article on for you with more details soon, so check back.

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