Friday, November 03, 2006

Facts on Trans Fat

Recently a lot of highlights were being given to this topic, "trans fat" and courtersy of Health Promotion Board of Singapore, they have gathered some basic information on their website for your better understanding. You can also find a list of famous packaged food and commonly eaten food with the respective trans fat contents. As a guidelines, we should not consume more than 2g of trans fat daily, so start calculating today.

Did you know that Burger King's and Long John Silver's french fries has 3.38g and 6.90g of trans fat, whereas KFC's and MacDonald's has only 1.03g and 1.23g respectively?

What does trans fat do to our body? Trans fat behaves like saturated fat in the body, raising low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) that increases your risk of coronary heart disease. In addition to raising "bad" cholestrol, trans fat also reduces the blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholestrol), which protects against heart disease. (HPB)

Be a smart consumer, choose wisely for you and your family. Please relay this message to your loved ones.


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