Since it is going to be “blackened” by who, the trans fat must be harmful to human body. Let’s take a look at the foods containing trans fat and guess what’s the biggest harm?
Since trans fats are not essential fatty acids, the biggest problem with trans fats is that they increase the risk of cardiovascular disease if they are consumed too much. But it’s impossible not to eat trans fats at all, because trans fats also exist in natural foods. We should try to eat less fat.
Can’t trans fat be eaten at all?
Of course not!
In fact, the harm of trans fat to health is the result of long-term accumulation, as long as you don’t eat more, you don’t have to worry too much.
The World Health Organization recommends that the energy supply ratio of trans fat should be less than 1%, which is equivalent to a maximum of 2.2 grams of trans fat per day for adults.
The national food safety risk assessment expert committee has carried out the “trans fat dietary intake level and risk assessment of Chinese residents”. The results show that the average daily intake of trans fat in China is 0.39 g, equivalent to 0.16% of energy supply ratio. The average energy supply ratio of urban residents is higher than that of rural residents, which is 0.25%. Even in big cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou, the energy supply ratio of trans fat per capita is only 0.34%, which is far lower than the recommended value of who.
We can rest assured that trans fat is metabolized in the same way as ordinary fat. It is not impossible to metabolize trans fat, nor can it be metabolized only through special ways.