Hot samosas or fries are indeed salivating. However, they contain trans fats that can severely damage the heart and also lead to diabetes among other health concerns
Commercial baked goods like cakes and cookies and pies, popcorn, frozen pizzas, and fried items such as french fries, doughnuts and fried chicken usually contain trans fats. Photo Courtesy: iStock
Hot fries dipped in ketchup and a burger gives us the much-needed dopamine boost. The same is true with vada pav, pakoras, wafers or even a sinful piece of chocolate cake. These foods we eat to satiate our taste buds and comfort the soul, however, can invite various avoidable diseases.
It’s a known fact that eating fried and processed food is unhealthy and often responsible for weight gain and risk of cholesterol especially among the young. However, unfolding the primary reason behind it is necessary to be able to curb cravings for such foods high in trans fats.
Mid-day Online got in touch with nutrition experts who decode the hidden health risks of consuming trans fats present in a majority of food (especially outside food) we eat today.