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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] Trans Fat What is Trans Fat?There are two types of trans fat, naturally occurring trans fat, and artificial trans fats (trans fatty acids.) Naturally occurring trans fat is found in the gut of animals and then food is made from the fat in the animals. Artificial trans fat is created by an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils. This makes them more solid. How does trans fat affect the body?It affects the body by raising the bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowers good cholesterol levels. It also increases the risk of getting type two diabetes, and there is a higher risk of getting heart disease and stroke. Why do companies use trans fat?They use trans fat because it is easy to use, and it isnt that expensive to use. It also lasts a long time and gives food a good taste and texture. What type of foods contain trans fat?Some foods that contain trans fat are fried foods like doughnuts,and baked goods like cakes, frozen pizza, and cookies. Should people eliminate trans fat from their diets?People should keep the intake of trans fat to a bare minimum. (As low as possible) because it does not provide any known health benefits and their is no safe level of consumption. 7.1.) StructureThis is the structure for a trans fatty acid. You can tell it is apart of the lipid group because of the double bonds in it. Trans fats include C, H, and O. You can find a lot of foods with trans fat in them, foods that people eat everyday like frozen pizza, cereals, granola bars, animal crackers, and cookies. 7.2.) FunctionTrans fat is apart of the lipid group and that means that its function includes providing energy for the body, insulation, (keeping individuals warm) hormones and vitamins, and membranes around the cells (phospholipids)
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