2. Trans Fat-Free
Processed foods often have “trans fat-free” on the label. This doesn’t necessarily have to be true.
As long as a product contains fewer than 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving, they are allowed to put this on the label (2).
Make sure to check the ingredients list. If the word “hydrogenated” appears anywhere on the label, then it contains trans fats.
It’s actually not uncommon to find hydrogenated fats in products that are labeled trans fat-free.
Avoid everything that contains the word “hydrogenated.” Food products labeled trans fat-free may actually contain up to 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving.