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Trans Fats


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Trans Fats

Mickey C | Mar 2, 2005 06:08 PM

Lately there's been a lot of talk about the evils of trans fats -- especially "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil," which is found in countless items on the shelves of your local supermarkets, in McDonald's fries and who knows what else.

The last article I read on this subject made it clear that these oils are staples of commercial cooking and baking. But what about oil you might buy for your own use? Which of the oils on your supermarket shelves should one avoid too? Canola? Corn? Olive? Soybean? Safflower? Cottonseed? All of the above?

It wasn't so long ago that we were told to avoid saturated fats (palm oil, coconut oil, animal fats). With trans fats out too, is there any fat/oil out there that can be considered acceptable?

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