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    Avoid Trans Fats like the Plague.....

    Trans fat (trans fatty acid) is an artery-clogging type of fat that forms when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. But you’ll find it in lots of products, not just margarines and spreads. Some of the worst offenders include:
    • Fried foods of all kinds (fried chicken, French fries)
    • Ready-made baked goods (cookies, pastries)
    • Chips and crackers
    • Doughnuts
    Additionally, don’t forget that lots of trans fat can hide in unexpected places, such as salad dressings and mayonnaise. If the label doesn’t specifically tell you the amount of trans fat included, look for shortening, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil in the list of ingredients. In fact, even if a label says zero grams of trans fat, and the product contains one of these ingredients, it still contains trans fats.

    This is because food companies can “round down” if their product contains 0.5 grams of trans fat or less, and just call it “0.”

    Of course, that is a per-serving measure, so if you eat more than one serving of a food that contains hydrogenated oils, you can be sure that you’re ingesting measurable amounts of trans fats. The higher up on the list these ingredients appear, the more trans fat it has.
    Trans fat delivers a double-whammy of bad effects on your cardiovascular system, as it increases “bad” cholesterol (LDL), while lowering the “good” cholesterol (HDL). The exact opposite of what you really want …
    In addition to the increased risk of heart disease, trans fat can also cause major clogging of your arteries and contribute to type 2 diabetes. And now we can add disruption of the electrical flow in your heart to the list as well.

    Part of the scientific confusion about saturated fats relates to the fact that your body is capable of synthesizing the saturated fatty acids that it needs from carbohydrates -- these saturated fatty acids are principally the same ones that are present in dietary fats of animal origin.


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    Does my arse look big in these shorts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    Does my arse look big in these shorts?
    If you need to ask you know the answer.


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    There is no right answer. Trust me on that one.

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    It looks plump and juicy. Mmmmmmmmmm, cholesterol!

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    My wife likes it when I tell her she has a fat ass

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    Avoid Trans Fats like the Plague.....

    Aaahhhh, someone else who reads Dr Mercola....

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    I agree completely. The problem here in Los is the labels don't seem to have much information and reading them isn't easy. But we must try and we must use our brains and eat real foods not all the processed stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattanaburi View Post
    I agree completely. The problem here in Los is the labels don't seem to have much information and reading them isn't easy. But we must try and we must use our brains and eat real foods not all the processed stuff.
    Too right ! Don't eat anything you haven't killed yourself.

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    If it doesn't look like the animal or vegetable it originated from then it probably contains trans-fats. Eating food containing trans fats regularly is just as unhealthy as smoking.

    Cigarettes = lung cancer

    Processed foods = heart attacks

    You pay your money and take your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr View Post
    Does my arse look big in these shorts?
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    It looks plump and juicy. Mmmmmmmmmm
    Oh dear.

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    Good OP, Luckydog.


    Trans-fats will kill you. It can also cut short your plans to live in Thailand before you want to.

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