Popcorn, biscuits, icing all sources of trans fat

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The Food and Drug Administration told food manufacturers Tuesday they have three years to remove all traces of trans fats from their products.

Trans fats, which are essentially partially-hydrogenated oils, are among the most unhealthy of ingredients. Their connection to heart disease is proven in study after study, according to the Washington Post, and Americansknow enough about their dangers that consumption of the fats has dropped about 85 percent.

But there are still products that include the bad fats — and they’re the ones affected by the FDA’s ban. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has kept tabs on these problematic products through their Pinterest page.

What should you look out for at the grocery store?

• microwave popcorn

• canned icings

• biscuit mix

• refrigerated doughs

• margarines

Not all brands of these items contain trans fat– but some do. Check the label to be sure.

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