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A large variety of fats, which we are using are highly destructive to our body. High intake of food rich in saturated fat such as animal products, leading to heart disease and high cholesterol. So it is
important to get rid of unhealthy fats from the kitchen. The following categories represent the ‘bad– fats’ on which we should focus:-
1. Vegetable shortening :- Vegetable shortening is an ingredient that is widely used in baking products like cakes, pies, bread, doughnut and other baked goods to make them light and flaky. It is also typically used in fast food centres to prepare fried food items. According to American Heart Association, trans-fat found in hydrogenated vegetable oils raise low-density lipoproteins in the blood stream. Low-density lipoproteins can contribute to lipid blockage in the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary artery diseases. It is better to avoid such vegetable shortening in cooking and choose vegetable oil like olive oil.
2. Breakfast cereals and Breakfast bar – Choosing the wrong breakfast cereal can add major dose of bad carbs in the diet. Breakfast cereal is often made with refined cereals and they are loaded with sugar. So try to make healthy choices for daily routine.
3. Instant Noodles – Instant budget-friendly meal whipped up in a minute. But a single cup of instant noodles can pack saturated fat more than a regular-sized order of French fries.They are usually high in sodium. So it is better to avoid such noodles.
4. Microwave popcorn :- Popcorn is an ideal healthy snack- unless it’s popped with palm oil. Microwave popcorn may be convenient, but many are using tropical oil. Instead, buy real popping corn and pop it in an air-popper to keep it light and low-fat.
5. Pancake mix – Tropical oils are present in ready-made pan cake mix. It is always better to prepare the mix at home from scratch.
6. Non-dairy coffee creamer – It contains trans-fat and increases your calorie intake.
7. Chips, crackers and salty snacks – Palm oil handles heat well, so manufactures often use it to fry potato chips and bake crackers. Chips, crackers, and other salty snacks are high-kilojoules treat; it is always advisable to avoid such snacks.