Foods you have to avoid forever

No, but there’s one ingredient that you should avoid like the plague: trans fats. Like hotel bars on business trips, little good can come from them. A completely artificial invention that studies have linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, trans fats turn the dietary fat in foods into especially hard-to-move body fat—on your belly, in your heart, and everywhere else that matters. They’re created by combining vegetable oil (a liquid) with hydrogen to create “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oil—a.k.a. trans-fatty acids. Once infused with the hydrogen, the liquid vegetable oil turns into a solid at room temperature. Historically, the food industry has loved