According to the latest scientific data, the consumption of trans fats leads to disruption of metabolism and specifically affects the lipid metabolism of the organism, which is likely to cause changes in the internal exchanges of insulin and obesity.
Moreover, a study in the Harvard School of Public Health (2) shows that consumption, even small amounts of trans-fat (2% of total calorie) quickly leads to the development of coronary heart disease.
How much Tran’s fat is margarine?
The margarine was the first product obtained by processing with hydrogen (hydrogenation) technology, which enables the liquid vegetable oil become solid.
The first company to produce it was Procter & Gamble in 1911.
As already mentioned, margarine contains a lot of Trans fat: light margarine - 0.1 to 17%, margarine for cooking - 20-40%, vegetable creams - 1.5-6%.
In addition, there is the rule: the more consistent you are margarine, the greater is its percentage of trans fats and vice versa.
A dangerous dose of margarine
Based on the studies about the dangers of Trans fats in excess of 2% of the daily caloric demand, we obtain a quantity greater than 4 grams per day dose is harmful to health.
In terms of margarine, we're talking about 8-10 grams, or a tablespoon. Take your own conclusions here.Do not forget that the technology of food does not cross your arms and that what is sometimes sold under the name "butter" may also contain a large amount of hydrogenated fat, which becomes, in essence, in margarine. Be careful when buying any solid fat.