Keeping Trans Fats on the DL…the LDL!

11.05.10    |   Category: Sheffa Blog    |   Tags:

Not all fats are created equal! We’ve suffered through the low fat craze of the last couple decades, but our bodies need fats. We’re also suffering the consequences of poor quality, modified fats, such as hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. These oils are industrially processed to make liquid vegetable oils more solid and shelf stable. The resulting oils contain trans fatty acids, or trans fats, which are known to raise bad cholesterol (LDL), lower good cholesterol (HDL) and create inflammation. Trans fats are seen as contributing factors in the rise of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, among other poor health conditions. Trans fats are so unhealthy that FDA has recently stepped in to require manufacturers to label if a product contains trans fats.

Good fats, on the other hand, are found abundantly in plant foods, like nuts, seeds, olive oil and avocados, and have the opposite effect on health. That’s what Sheffa’s all about – no trans fats, just good healthy fats from nuts, seeds and legumes.

This blog posted by Leslie

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