With the increasing need for human consumption, food industry food processing also looking for ways that will make it more durable and practically consumed, it gives birth to Trans Fatty Acids (trans fatty acids). However, not all manufacturers use the name, some use Namaa €?? Partially hydrogenatedâ €?? or shortening.
Trans fat is the result of a process of adding hydrogen to vegetable oil through a hydrogenation process. This process produces a more solid fat instead of oil, so it is also more durable. The use of these fats in the food manufacturing process will make the age of the food produced longer and reduce oily impression.
But in the era of 90s was found that when you eat trans fats, then akab effect other than increasing levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, also lowers levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Currently, trans fats are found in vegetable oils, margarine, biscuits, pastries, donuts, french fries and fast food.
However, trans fats are found naturally in animal foods such as red meat and dairy. Natural trans fats are usually called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is beneficial to help pambakaran fat by reducing abdominal fat in men who are overweight. While the future of menopause in women who eat a diet with CLA content is known to have a better bone density.
In the United States, the inclusion of trans fats on the label have been advocated since January 2006. Labeling regulations in the U.S. for example only lists the trans fat if more than 0.5 grams per serving. If the ingredient is less than 0.5 grams, then the manufacturer should write down the food contains 0 grams of trans fat. American Heart Association recommends the consumption of trans fats is only no more than 1% of total calories per day kaonsumsi. For example, your diet of 2,000 calories per day, the amount of trans fat that is still safe to consume 2 grams.