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String Cheese And Trans Fat


#1

I like to eat this as its easy to carry around in fits into the anabolic diet, but I notice alot of them do have trans fats in them (the mozarella ones I have been buying have 0.1g in them). I usually comsume a couple of these a day so should I be that concerned about the trans fat? Does anyone know of any that doesn't contain trans fat?

For the record, nothing else I eat contains trans fat.


#2

All meat and dairy products contain a small amount of naturally-occurring trans fat. Don't worry about it. The hydrogenated vegetable oils are the trans fats you have to worry about.


#3

agreed. there should be no partially hydrogenated fat added in string cheese, you could check the ingredients to be sure.


#4

Exactly. Even milk has trans fat in it, but it's the natural type. I wish the public was more educated on this.


#5

As I understand it, FDA does not require listing any trans fat if the total amount is less than half a gram. I'm surprised it's even on there at .1.


#6

Exactly, that doesnt make any sense.


#7

thanks for the replies, much appreiciated.


#8

Looks like I'm late to the party, but you might want to look into organic or all-natural string cheeses. If they're not available in your area, just avoid "partially hydrogenated" in the ingredients.


#9

This might be of interest. Scroll down to the second question:

http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1365312