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Trans fat substitutes: Not always better

Trans fat substitutes: Not always better

Sure, you''re trying to avoid trans fat. But don''t think that because a food is free of trans fat it is automatically good for you. Some trans fat substitutes, such as coconut and palm oil, contain a lot of saturated fat. A little saturated fat is OK, but too much raises your bad cholesterol. Monounsaturated fat, found in olive, peanut and canola oils, is a healthier option.

2013-02-26

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