Trans Fat Essentials
Some of the ways to reduce trans fat intake are -
► Completely avoid the use of vanaspati in kitchen.
► Check the food label for words namely “shortenings”, “partially hydrogenated fat”, “hydrogenated vegetable oil”.
► Say NO to foods containing margarine or vanaspati.
► When frying at home, do not heat the oil for too long.
► Do not repeatedly reheat oil or reuse the same for frying.
► Avoid instant foods or ready to eat mixes as they may have trans fats.
► Avoid consuming processed and baked foods like cookies, pastries, chips, patty, puffs as they are bound to contain high amounts of trans and saturated fats.
► Avoid frequent consumption of commercially fried foods like pakora, allo chaat, samosa, bhatura, kachori or preferably prepare them at home.
► Choose lean cuts of meat.