Avoid Trans Fats

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Quick Tip: To Avoid Harmful Trans Fats, Check the Ingredient List

The Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods may say that a food contains 0g of trans fat as long as it contains a half gram or less per serving.   If you're trying to avoid man-made trans fats, your best bet is to check the ingredient list for "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" oils.   

See my full article on trans fats for more information. 

Trans Fat Nutrition Label image courtesy of Shutterstock


About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.