20 things women don’t know about FAT

food transfat label

Of all the types of fat we consume — saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fat — the two that increase our risk of coronary artery disease are:

  • saturated fat (found in beef, butter, cheese, milk, coconut or palm oils) 
  • trans fat (deep-fried fast foods, most bakery pastries, packaged snack foods, margarines and crackers)

In fact, according to Mayo Clinic, trans fat may be worse than saturated fat because, unlike saturated fat, it both raises your low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol), and lowers your high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol).  Here’s more about fat:   click to continue reading