Harmful fats – what is it?
It is common practice to call harmful or bad fats all saturated and trans-unsaturated fats. Excessive intake of harmful fats causes many diseases, the most significant of which are diabetes, obesity, some forms of cancer, cardiovascular diseases: heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, etc.
Unlike trans fats, saturated fats are widespread in nature and even useful in limited doses (these are all animal fats, including milk fats).
Trans fats are for the most part a food technology product, namely partial hydrogenation. Using this method, liquid vegetable oils are converted to hard margarines. In the process of hydrogenation, the transition of natural cis isomers of fatty acids into trans forms takes place, which the body does not absorb. Continue reading