How Trans Fats Affect Your Weight

Trans fats, like all sources of fat, carry a high calorie load – 9 calories per gram, which is more than twice the calorie load of proteins and carbohydrates. Due to it’s chemical composition, trans fats can elevate blood cholesterol levels. They are not healthy for the heart, and provide no nutritional benefit. So getting your fat from that source is undesirable. Trans fats are found in highly processed food, and are produced by the process of hydrogenation, which
is how fat is made solid at room temperature for use in prepared foods. The good news is that there are far healthier options that are being used more frequently by major food manufacturers, as the news about the unhealthy effects of trans fats becomes more widely known.