Top 10 Foods With Trans Fats
Become a better shopper -- learn to avoid the foods high in trans fats
Tip: Gummy bears or jelly beans win, hands down. If you must have
chocolate, get dark chocolate -- since it's been shown to have redeeming
10. Toppings and Dips. Nondairy creamers and flavored coffees,
whipped toppings, bean dips, gravy mixes, and salad dressings contain lots of
Tip: Use skim milk or powdered nonfat dry milk in coffee. Keep an eye out
for fat-free products of all types. As for salad dressings, choose fat-free
there, too -- or opt for old-fashioned oil-and-vinegar dressing. Natural oils
such as olive oil and canola oil don't contain trans fat.
Can you eliminate trans fats entirely your diet? Probably not. Even the
esteemed National Academy of Sciences stated last year that such a laudable
goal is not possible or realistic.
Instead, take this suggestion from Cindy Moore, MS, RD, director of nutrition therapy at the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation: "The goal is to have as little trans fat in
your diet as possible. "You're not eliminating trans fats entirely, but
you're certainly cutting back."