The 411 on Trans Fats

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  • What Are They Exactly?
  • Why Are Trans Fats Unhealthy?
  • Where Are They Found?
  • How Much Trans Fats Should We Eat?
  • Phasing Out Our Trans Fats Ain’t Cheap
  • Trans Fats and African-American Health
  • Why You Need to Read Labels
  • What You Should Eat Instead
  • Bye-Bye, Trans Fats!

Where Are They Found?

Trans fats are found in most processed foods and oils we love: Crisco, Fig Newtons, Ritz Crackers, Betty Crocker frosting, International Delight coffee creamers, microwave popcorn, fried foods, frozen dinners, pie crusts and even pancake mix. 

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