Fats to avoid
Trans fat: Unsaturated fatty acids are formed when vegetable oils are processed and become more solid (hydrogenation). They’re often found in ready-to-eat foods, especially fried foods like potato chips and chicken wings or in pastries like cookies, donuts, cream pies, croissants and generally, in fast food products.
These trans fats are also found in some breakfast cereals, muesli bars or ready-to-eat muesli. The influence of trans fats on the health is not good: they raise cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, raise blood pressure and can cause allergies.
Rancid oils and fats: oils, fats, nuts or seeds that have passed the expiration date or have been overheated should not be consumed.