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What are trans fats?


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Answered 2011-02-05 22:13:09

Trans fats are a produce to "hydrogenation" of oils. Long ago, someone discovered that cooking oils can be modified to keep it from turning "rancid", and can make it turn to the consistency of butter when hydrogen is forced into the oil under pressure. The process is called hydrogenation. Some of the oil molecules do not complete the process and end up being called "trans fats". These types of fats are said to be responsible for corinary disease and have been blamed for other medical conditions as well. The human body has never been able to adequately establish a way to deal with trans fats


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Trans fats are used by manufacturers because they are cheaper than regular fats. The trans fats also taste better.

Crisco has changed the formula to lower the trans fats. But, contrary to the label which claims 0 grams trans fats, there is still some. They are allowed to claim 0 if the amount is low. What I don't understand is this: If hydrogenation of fats makes them trans fats and Crisco has hydrogenated fats, how can it have little or no trans fats?

No, saturated fats and trans fats are different. Saturated fat increases low-density lipoprotein, which is bad for you. Trans fats do the same thing, but also lower high-density lipoprotein, which is good for you. Trans fats are a lot worse.

There might be miniscule amounts of trans fats in pork, the result of feeding the pig a ration which includes trans fats. Trans fats are normally only produced by hydrogenation.

Trans fats are unsaturated fats which have have same/simlar stucture to saturated fats therefore act as saturated fats. Trans fats are present in foods which contain vegetable fat which has been hydrograted partly to me soild. Pizzas can contain trans fats due to how the fat in the pizza base is made or trans fats naturally found in cheese. Trans fat levels should not go over 2g per person per day therefore having some trans fats is not too bad however you should limit the amount of trans fat you from.

Trans fats are hydrogenated unsaturated fats and they are supposed to be the worst fats there are for your health. Unsaturated fats are healthy fats and saturated fats and trans fats are unhealthy fats. Trans fats are often added to processed foods to extend the shelf life. There are no such fats as cis fats. There are certainly cis fatty acids and trans fatty acids and the difference between the two is in the hydrogen atoms positions and one could be regarded as an isomer of the other. All fats are basically triglycerides which means glycerol triesterified with 3 fatty acids.

The type of fats found in French fries and donuts are trans fats. Trans fats are unsaturated fats that are created artificially.

animal fats contain traces of trans fats

Mono-unsaturated fats are the healthiest fats out of the ones you have listed however poly-unsaturated fats are healthier. trans fats are the least healthy fats of all

Many foods naturally contain trans fats such as dairy and meat products. The process of hydrogenating fats results in the formation of trans fats so products that contain hydrogenated vegetable oil have higher levels of trans fats. If the food label lists hydrogenated oil then the product will contain some level of trans fat.

Trans fats are saturated fats used to extend the shelf life of manys foods. Trans fats are responsible for lowering good cholesterol and raising bad cholestrol.

Trans fats are to be avoided for proper dietary measures. The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for trans fats is less than 1 percent of the caloric daily intake

There are three types of fats. There are unsaturated fats and they are good for you. There are saturated fats and they are worse for you. And then there are trans fats and they are VERY bad for you. Most food comanies and resturants have removed trans fats from their food completely.

Trans fats are made when manufactures add hydrogen to the fat molecules in vegetable oils.

No. They, and saturated fats, are the types to avoid.

No. Trans fats are unsaturated.

Most trans fats are the product of hydrogenated oils while cis fats are always found naturally. Because trans fats have a different atomic structure then cis fats, they are not metabolized properly by the human body. Additionally, trans fats are more prone to adversely affecting health.

You can get all fats from animals except for industrial trans fats.

Trans fats are the worst kind of saturated fats, created by hydrogenation of oils, often by heating them (deep frying being the worst of the worst). Trans fats clog arteries and promote cardiovascular disease, and especially coronary artery disease.

Trans fats have a different structure than saturated fats, specifically the chemical structure is more rigid, allowing them to be solids at room temperature and thus not easily broken down or digested in the body.

The most common source of trans fats are usually the oil in which the food is cooked in. Trans fats are man made, so what out for hydrogenated oils. which is the same thing as trans fat. They take oil and chemically add hydrogen to it.

There are four primary categories of fats. These include monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, as well as trans fats.

They remove hydrogen from polyunsaturated fats

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