Q. How is it that foods I buy are labeled trans fat -free but contains partially hydrogenated oil?
A. Because the FDA lets companies make this statement if a product has fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. But we often eat more than one serving of the foods that tend to have this harmful fat, like cookies, crackers, and chips so you can easily consume several grams of trans fat from food that claims to have none. Try staying below 2 grams per day; better yet shoot for ZERO. Check your favorite foods list of ingredients for the words vegetable shortening or partially hydrogenated to make sure it is truly trans fat-free.
Now go and eat & snack happy and safe!!