Nutrition Tip November 20 2010

How to read a label to Avoid Transfats

Within the “Total Fat” section of a nutrition label, you’ll usually find any amount of saturated fats and transfats.  Although it may be confusing, even when a type of fat is listed as “0,” it may actually be anywhere from 0-0.4 grams (they are allowed to round down).  In the case of transfats, this is a big problem because even small amounts are potentially harmful.  So, go beyond the nutrition label to the ingredients list…

Anytime you see partially hydrogenated oil, the product has trans-fats – avoid these products as much as possible!

By Kelli Jennings of