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Transitioning Away from Trans Fats

Health Notes from Dr. Liz

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 @ 6:57 PM

No doubt you’ve heard the evils of trans fats. These fats are formed when food manufactures partially hydrogenate liquid oils such as corn oil into a soft, solid fat great for taste and texture in the baking of cookies, cakes, chips, crackers and the like. While trans fats may make a great cookie, these fats spell trouble for your heart health.

Trans trouble:

Avoiding trans fats:

Nugget's bakery items are trans fat free!

Dr. Liz Applegate Ph.D.

Director of Sports Nutrition, UC Davis