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    Trans fats

    Post by hxc on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:22 pm

    Obviously, they're horrible for you. They lower your good cholesterol, raise the bad cholesterol, and hurt basic cell function, which, although it doesn't sound like it, will dramatically hurt you running over time.

    But just today I found out that just because it says 0g trans fat on the label doesn't mean it's trans fat free. As long as it's under .5g per serving, the manufacturer can sell it as a trans fat free food. If it says "hydrogenated oil" in the ingredients list, it has trans fat. And although it's probably a tiny amount, it's very difficult for your body to burn it, so over time it builds and builds and builds and builds and builds.....

    After reading some of the other things that they do to you, I think I'm going to start completely avoiding them.
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by Pinthin on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:28 pm

    huh thanks for the info, I wasn't aware that it still had trans fat when the label said no. My mom is obsessive over trans fats.

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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by PCNQtrack on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:58 pm

    whats the deal with saturated fats anyway? and how much poly and moly should we be getting? i just tend to eat whatever :/
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by xotrackkgirl on Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:11 am

    i heard some type of fat sticks to you and is extremely hard to burn off. im guessing thats trans fat?
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by baby got track on Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:00 pm

    Partially Hydrogenated SoyBean Oil and High Fructose Corn Syrup are pretty common ingredients that also have trans fat. I think. But even if they don't have trans fat, they're still very bad and should be avoided.

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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by hxc on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:50 pm

    High fructose corn syrup does not have trans fat.

    And to PCNQ, trans fat is really the only fat that you should completely avoid. Mono and polyunsaturated fats help repair cells, and our body is mostly made up of saturated fats, so we need all of those.
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by BA_Sadie. on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:59 pm

    nice info HXC.
    ill try to keep that in mind.
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by Running With Scissors on Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:08 pm

    I eat anything. I ate board-walk food all weekend and it tasted good.


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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by runner100 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:29 pm

    trans= bad.
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by runner100 on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:30 pm

    yeah, it says trans fats are 0. but that is per serving, which is if it is under 1 it is not labeled. so even if it is that smalll it is still bad, and realisticlly how many of us actually eat the serving size? No
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by T B K on Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:32 pm

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by running_violet on Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:10 pm

    then Peanut butter has trans fat
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    Re: Trans fats

    Post by hxc on Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:47 pm

    xc running gal wrote:then Peanut butter has trans fat
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    Per serving, it has about .005 grams of trans fat. You'd have to eat an entire jar to even eat .05, ten jars to eat .5, and twenty jars to eat 1 gram. But just to be on the safe side you can buy natural peanut butter which has none.

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