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What is Trans Fat?

It’s so important to eat good fat while you’re trying to conceive, pregnant, and breastfeeding.  It’s even more important to avoid trans fat, because it can actually displace healthy fats and can have serious consequences.  If you’ve heard you need to avoid trans fat, but don’t know where it lurks or what it’s in, read the ingredients on packaged food.  If it says hydrogenated oil, it contains trans fat- even if the nutrition info says 0 grams trans fat per serving.  This is a loophole the FDA created which allows a food processor to say zero trans fat per serving if there is less than half a gram of trans fat in that serving. Continue reading What is Trans Fat?