Get a Healthy Life by Reducing Trans Fat

Articles 19 Des 2019

To live a healthy lifestyle, surely you have reduced consumption of sugar, salt and of course oil, right? Oils, including trans fats, are one type of unsaturated fats that are usually found naturally or artificially. Trans fats can cause levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides to increase and decrease levels of HDL (good cholesterol) in the blood.

Even so, still sometimes savory and oily foods as if they taste good, especially for fried food lovers. Unfortunately, even though it’s delicious, it’s not healthy because of its calorie content. Fried foods have higher calories and contain fat which can increase the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Increased LDL and triglycerides can accumulate and form plaque in the heart’s blood vessels. This condition makes the blood vessels narrow, so blood flow to the heart is obstructed, and over time will cause coronary heart disease. In addition to heart disease, stroke can occur if plaque that forms in blood vessels is released and flows into the blood vessels of the brain and cause blockages. Diabetes can also occur due to increased insulin resistance and rising blood sugar levels when having a high-fat trans-fat diet.

If you want to reduce your consumption of trans oil, it is strongly recommended to reduce both instant and canned foods. Foods that are processed like this will be given the addition of trans fat because it can increase the age of food storage and stability of taste in food. Also avoid instant packaged foods like nuggets and sausages, it will be healthier if you make it yourself at home.

You must also have used cooking oil many times when cooking. As much as possible, avoid this. We recommend that you replace the oil after each use. Another option is to choose low-fat cooking oil. Using low-fat cooking oil will be healthier because there is little trans fat content. The nutrient content in low-fat oils is also usually higher.

You can replace foods that contain trans fats with foods that contain healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, or salmon to keep the fat content still adequate in the body. Eat healthy and natural foods such as fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, low-fat milk, and fresh fish.





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