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Transfats - what should we be avoiding?

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prepperpig Fri 19-Jun-15 10:13:47

I have just been reading about how the US are banning transfats. What exactly is it that we should be avoiding?

I use butter for cooking and spreading but I'm sure there are lots of other things containing transfats.

Outwith Fri 19-Jun-15 10:18:26

Following. Butter doesn't contain trans fats though does it?

Outwith Fri 19-Jun-15 10:19:53

Oh, I Googled, it does contain low levels.

prepperpig Fri 19-Jun-15 10:34:18

I meant I use butter so should be ok there but what else are they in. I'm surprised it does contain transfats. I thought it was the "good stuff".

All very confusing!

cdtaylornats Fri 19-Jun-15 14:23:06

Trans fats occur in most natural food including human breast milk.

SwedishEdith Fri 19-Jun-15 14:30:49

I'm pretty sure once you heat an oil it becomes a transfat.

Outwith Fri 19-Jun-15 14:45:54

NHS choices page about trans fats

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