Before You Eat Fried Fast Food
When eating on the go, bear in mind that trans fats may lurk in certain takeout options.
Fried fast foods, such as fried chicken, battered fish, hamburgers, french fries and fried noodles, can all hold high levels of trans fat.
The trans fats in these foods can come from a few sources.
Firstly, restaurants and takeaway chains often fry foods in vegetable oil, which can contain trans fats that soak into the food.
Furthermore, high cooking temperatures used during frying can cause the trans fat content of the oil to increase slightly. The trans fat content increases each time the same oil is reused for frying.
It can be hard to avoid trans fats from fried food, so you are better off limiting your intake of fried food altogether.
Fried foods, such as french fries and hamburgers, are often cooked in vegetable oils, which may harbor trans fats. Furthermore, the trans fat concentration increases each time the oil is reused.