Trans fats – Beware

        Trans fats are made by adding hydrogen to unsaturated vegetable oils, which changes the fat into a partially saturated fat. You can find these fats in margarine and baked goods because it makes them taste better and keep longer. However, transfats raise insulin levels for type 2 diabetics. They also raise cholesterol levels and make arteries more rigid which increases the tendency to have a heart attack. Be aware that the FDA only requires a manufacturer to list trans fat levels above .5 grams per serving. Look for the term “hydrogenated shortening” in the ingredient list. The American Heart Association recommends you eat less than 2.5 grams of trans fat per day. (Information from www.mydailymoment.com)

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About carolynrae1

Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson) - Her passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. She has several books published. Her latest is Just the Two of Us in the Barefoot Bay Kindle World. She has also written a Witness Protection Series, which includes Hiding from Love, Protected by Love, and Tempted by Love. She wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics and has a master's degree in home economics. Whenever she tastes a delicious high calorie dish, she goes home to make a more healthy, but still tasty version. Her profile, travel, and cooking articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer's Report.
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