Avoid Trans Fats

Trans-fatty acids (TFAs) are bad fats because they promote inflammation and heart disease. Fortunately, there are a growing number of products in grocery stores that are TFA-free. Look for labels like ‘Nonhydrogenated’ or ‘Trans Fatty Acid-Free’. Eat more whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean meats, fish, nuts, and lean poultry. Harvard Health recommends that when cooking, choose healthier oils such olive, canola, or another liquid vegetable oil. If you desire a buttery flavor, try blending olive oil and butter, using only a small amount of butter. Also, when dining out, avoid deep-fried foods because some restaurants still use partially hydrogenated oils in their fryers.