My quest against trans fat seems to be ongoing, so you can imagine my excitement when I found a list of the top ten worst trans fat foods from eDiets.
- Spreads. Margarine, for example, contains both trans fats and saturated fats, both of which can lead to heart disease. Other non-butter spreads and shortening also contain large amounts of trans fat and saturated fat.
- Packaged Foods. Favorites such as cake mixes and Bisquick generally have several grams of trans fat per serving.
- Soups. For example, Ramen noodles and soup cups contain very high levels of trans fat.
- Fast Food. Those beloved French fries and other crunchy foods are deep-fried in partially hydrogenated oil.
- Frozen Food. From frozen pies to pot pies to breaded fish sticks, frozen foods generally contain trans fat. Even if the label says the product is low-fat, it can contain trans fat.
- Baked Goods. Commercially baked products contain more trans fats than any other foods. Examples include doughnuts, cookies and cakes.
- Chips and Crackers. That crispy texture comes from shortening. Even reduced fat brands may contain trans fat.
- Breakfast Food. Cereals and energy bars often contain trans fats, even if the labels claim to be “healthy.”
- Cookies and Candy. Check the labels for the fat content. For example, a chocolate bar probably will contain more trans fat than gummy bears.
- Toppings and Dips. Flavored coffees, nondairy creamers, whipped toppings, gravy mixes and salad dressings typically contain trans fat.
Check out the full article on eDiets.com.