Trans Fatty Acid (the ugly)

  Trans fatty acids are produced when vegetable oils are turned into margarine or shortening. They will typically go by two names, “Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” and “vegetable shortening”.

The problem is that labels can claim 0g of trans fat as long as they have less than .5g

It is important that you don’t just read the label, even if it highlights the products lack of trans fat and actually read the ingredients.

Search for the terms “Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil” and “vegetable shortening”.

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