Healthcare Tip: Monitor Fat Intake

By December 21, 2012Health Tip

CLEAN Healthcare believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This week’s tip is to be conscious of your fat intake. According to a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, trans-fats or hydrogenated vegetable oils increase the risk of heart disease more than any other food ingredient.  These fats have also been linked to elevating cholesterol, increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, gallstones and causing greater weight gain than eating other fats.

Snack foods, baked goods, fast food, and fried foods are all sources of high amounts of trans fats. While some companies have taken steps to regulate the amount of fat in the food they serve, it is always a good idea to read the labels of snack foods or request a nutritional guide at your local fast food restaurant.

Healthcare professionals warn that too much trans fat in a diet places you at a greater risk for many diseases and health complications throughout life.