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Which foods high in trans fats should you avoid to avoid high cholesterol?

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Trans fats are bad for you and can be found in packaged snacks such as pastries, cookies, crackers, and some types of margarine. Read the nutrition facts to see all the fats in the product. Other foods that are often filled with trans fats include biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, microwave popcorn, cream-filled candy, doughnuts, fried fast foods, and frozen pizza.

SOURCES:

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What Is Cholesterol?”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” 

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, MPH, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grotto, D., RD. Bantam, 2010. 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health Information: “Plant Sterols and Stanols.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats,” “Sugar Shockers.”

Mayo Clinic, “Added Sugars: Don’t get sabotaged by sweeteners.”

Magee, E., MPH, RD. Rodale Books, 2008. Food Synergy,

Kerry Neville, MS, RD, certified chef, nutrition communicator. 

American Heart Association: “Health Claims on the Label,” "Cutting Down on Salt,” “The Salty Six.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine. “HDL-related mechanisms of olive oil protection in cardiovascular disease.”

Harvard School of Public Health, “Fats and Cholesterol.”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Blood Pressure UK, “Salt’s effects on your body.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

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SOURCES:

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “What Is Cholesterol?”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” 

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, MPH, spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grotto, D., RD. Bantam, 2010. 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,

Cleveland Clinic Center for Consumer Health Information: “Plant Sterols and Stanols.”

Cleveland Clinic, “Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats,” “Sugar Shockers.”

Mayo Clinic, “Added Sugars: Don’t get sabotaged by sweeteners.”

Magee, E., MPH, RD. Rodale Books, 2008. Food Synergy,

Kerry Neville, MS, RD, certified chef, nutrition communicator. 

American Heart Association: “Health Claims on the Label,” "Cutting Down on Salt,” “The Salty Six.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine. ��HDL-related mechanisms of olive oil protection in cardiovascular disease.”

Harvard School of Public Health, “Fats and Cholesterol.”

Celiac Disease Foundation, “What Is Celiac Disease?”

Blood Pressure UK, “Salt’s effects on your body.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

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