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Training & Nutrition Insider Secrets for a Lean-Body
3.3 Healthy Trans Fats vs. Unhealthy Trans Fats Revealed
I'm going to talk about something in this section that most of you have probably
never heard...that there is a distinction between good trans fats and bad trans fats.
There is some evidence that the good trans can help you with fat loss, muscle
building, and even cancer prevention, while the bad trans fats have been shown to
cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and the general blubbering of your body.
I'm sure most of you have heard all of the ruckus in the news over the last few
years about just how bad man-made trans fats are for your health. If you've been a
reader of my newsletter and my "Truth about Six Pack Abs" e-book program, then
you definitely know my opinion that these substances are some of the most evil
food additives of all and are found in the vast majority of all processed foods and
fast foods on the market today. In my opinion, man-made trans fats are right up
there with smoking in terms of their degree of danger to your health. After all, they
are one of THE MAIN factors for the explosion of heart disease since
approximately the 1950's.
As you may have heard recently, the FDA has mandated that food manufacturers
include the grams of trans fat on all nutrition labels starting back at the beginning of
2006. This means that as inventory is replaced in the grocery stores, you should
start to see grams of trans listed on all packages from now on, providing you with
an easier way to avoid them.
With all of the talk about trans fats in the news these days, I wanted to clarify some
things, particularly regarding bad trans fats vs. good trans fats. If you've never
heard of good trans fats before, let me explain in a bit.
The Bad Trans Fats
First, the bad trans fats I'm referring to are the man-made kind. These are
represented by any artificially hydrogenated oils. The main culprits are margarine,
shortening, and partially hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods, junk