Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hidden Fats in Soft Sweet Carbs

We all enjoy melt-in-your mouth carbs.  Our favorite way to reset after a long day.  Wouldn't it be great if carbs wouldn't threaten your weight loss diet?

Researchers at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachussets, advised us to also avoid interesterified (IE) fats, man-made fats that disrupt blood sugar levels and increase diabetes risk.

It can be tricky as manufacturers don't have to list them on labels.  ("Fully hydrogenated," "high stearate" and "stearic rich" are clues that a product might contain IE fats); and trans fats (partially hydrogenated oil) hiden in foods labeled trans fat-free.

Reading labels on products will help your weight loss.