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Trans Fats

Artificial trans fats (found in processed foods) are made through a chemical process when hydrogen gas reacts with oil. This process solidifies the oil and makes it more stable to allow for extended shelf life, without refrigeration. They are found in cookies, crackers, icing, potato chips, stick margarine, shortening, peanut butters and microwave popcorn. Basically, […]

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Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor What’s Good About Fat? Fat supplies essential fatty acids (EFAs).  They are essential because your body is incapable of producing EFAs, known as linolenic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, so it must be derived from food.  In addition, fat carries vitamins A, D, E, and K, known as […]

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