The 22 Worst Foods for Trans Fat

What is trans fat? An unhealthy fat still found in more foods than you think.

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Anything fried or battered

Nutritional information might be harder to find for independent restaurants and local eateries than the big chains, says Giancoli, so it's smart to assume that anything fried or battered may have trans fat.

"You can certainly ask about the oil that the food is fried in," she says. "But even if they say vegetable oil, it could still be hydrogenated."

Your best bet, she adds, is generally to limit consumption of fried foods, which aren't the best for you, trans fat or not.

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