What you need to know about trans fats
Diet / / December 12, 2017
It is known that a person needs to receive fats. They contribute to protecting the body from the cold and help to properly digest vitamins. However, one should remember the sense of proportion and balanced nutrition in the correct ratio of fats to proteins and carbohydrates. It is necessary to exclude from the diet all harmful and dangerous products, among which, in particular, trans fats are allocated. They do not bring any value to the body and are a source of extra calories.
Trans fats are called a variety of unsaturated fats, which are obtained by hydrogenation of natural fats. In fact, these are solid vegetable fats. They pose a danger, as they contribute to the emergence of a variety of diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, a decrease in the quality of milk of lactating women and a metabolic disorder.
You should be aware of all products containing trans fats, and avoid them whenever possible. The first product that was obtained by hydrogenation was margarine, the consumption of which is more than 4 grams per day is very harmful to health. It should also be deleted from the diet semi-finished products - ready-made cutlets, fish sticks, mayonnaise, popcorn, chips, crackers, sweet products. Labels on sauces or other products can give useful information, but, unfortunately, in Russia there is almost no such information about the presence of trans fats on packages.
It should be concluded that it is best to eat at home, not fast food, avoid using refined vegetable oil, and replace the frying and deep-frying products for quenching or baking.
A useful alternative to "harmful" fats can be vegetable fats, which in reasonable quantities are useful and necessary for life. They are indispensable in the assimilation of certain vitamins and are necessary to supply the body with energy. Among natural vegetable oils there is a wide choice for any taste: olive, sunflower, linseed, mustard, corn and rapeseed. Do not ignore the nuts and cereals, which contain vitamin E, a very strong antioxidant, contributing to the assimilation of valuable fats.
Doctors pay attention to the fact that it takes two years to cleanse from the effects of trans fats;During this time, a person will need to completely abandon those products that contain these substances.
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