Bad Fats in Our Food
Fats are an important part of a healthy diet; however the kind and amount of them are very important. Saturated fats and trans fats are very unhealthy.
Saturated fats increase cholesterol and cause heart disease.
Trans fats come from partially hydrogenated oils. They are formed when liquid oil is treated with hydrogen gas and made solid. Donuts, pizza, fried and baked good, margarine and other fast foods are a rich source of Trans fats.
In the united state, the federal Food and Drug Administration has ordered to remove Trans fats from all foods within the next three years.
saturated ˈfat noun [ uncountable and countable ]
a type of fat from meat and milk products that is thought to be less healthy than other kinds of fat from vegetables or fish
an unsaturated fatty acid of a type occurring in margarines and manufactured cooking oils as a result of the hydrogenation process, having a trans arrangement of the carbon atoms adjacent to its double bonds. Consumption of such acids is thought to increase the risk of atherosclerosis.
un‧health‧y / ʌnˈhelθi / adjective ( comparative unhealthier , superlative unhealthiest )
1 likely to make you ill :
unhealthy living conditions
2 not normal or natural and likely to be harmful :
an unhealthy relationship
ˈheart disˌease noun [ uncountable and countable ]
an illness which prevents your heart from working normally
par‧tial‧ly / ˈpɑːʃ ə li $ ˈpɑːr- / adverb formal
not completely SYN partly :
The operation was only partially successful.
Remember that you are partially responsible for their unhappiness.
to put a special substance on something or use a chemical process in order to protect, clean, or preserve it → treatment :
sewage treated so that it can be used as fertilizer
Food and Drug Administration
An agency within the US Public Health Service that provides a number of health-related services. Abbreviated FDA.