Trans Fats: The Science and the Risks
This man-made fat was developed to protect us against butter. Turns out, it acts like butter inside our bodies.
Are All Fats Bad?
Not at all. Polyunsaturated and
monounsaturated fats -- found mainly in canola, olive, and peanut oils -- can
result in less LDL and more HDL production in the body, says Boston-based
community nutritionist Dana Greene, MS.
"That's a good thing," Greene says.
But we should still limit our daily fat intake to 30% or less of our daily
calories, she stresses. Her advice? "Choose heart-healthy fats including
nuts, avocado, peanut butter, and trans-fat-free margarines such as Promise and