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Meri Raffetto. "The Sneak Attack Of Trans-Fats." EveryNutrient.com: "Unfortunately, trans fats have been a 'hidden' fat for years. They are very popular in fast food chains because they are inexpensive to produce, easy to use, and they don't spatter. The reality is? it is in everything from crackers to breads to cereals and therefore, people who thought they were making good food choices may have been adding more fat to their diet than they anticipated. Here are some samples of the surprise attack of trans fats: 1. Spreads. Margarine and shortening are loaded with trans fats. Stick margarine has 2.8 grams of trans fat per tablespoon Shortening has 4.2 grams of trans fat per tablespoon Tip: look for soft tub margarines that say 'no trans fats' on the container. 2. Soups. Ramen noodles and soup cups contain very high levels of trans fats. 3. Cereals. Many cereals that would other wise be healthy choices contain the 'hidden fats' 4. Crackers and popcorn. 5. Many popular pancake and waffle mixes."

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