Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil has gone from being the fat source for vegetable shortening and margarine to becoming the major food-manufacturing fat in the United States. Today, medical experts have learned that the trans fats contained in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils can lead to heart disease, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. With this groundbreaking book, now you can find out everything there is to know about trans fats—and protect your health. Acclaimed author Judith Shaw, M.A. (Raising Low-Fat Kids in a High-Fat World), tells the truth about trans fats and offers simple suggestions on how to
· Detect the presence of trans fats in processed foods
· Read—and understand—nutrition labels
· Shop for, and cook, trans fat-free foods for the whole family
· Rid your diet of trans fats—at home, in restaurants, and in take-out
…and more, in this much-needed, up-to-the-minute resource.