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    Trans fat in Greek Yogurt?

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    I got some full fat Greek yogurt from Trader Joe's and it says there's 1g of Trans fat per serving. Shouldn't I avoid that?

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    What's on the ingredient list? That sounds strange.

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    That would be conjugated linoleic acid. A very potent antioxidant/anti cancer agent. Google search it, it's good stuff, mostly found in ruminant animals and dairy. As long as the label doesn't say anything about partially hydrogenated oils, that is a good and natural trans fat.
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    Yup, it's a natural product found in most dairy. Don't be afraid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    That would be conjugated linoleic acid. A very potent antioxidant/anti cancer agent. Google search it, it's good stuff, mostly found in ruminant animals and dairy. As long as the label doesn't say anything about partially hydrogenated oils, that is a good and natural trans fat.
    OK, thanks. I checked the ingredients for any hodrogenated oils but it's all milk, cream, milk and cultures.

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    "Conjugated linoleic acid is both a trans fatty acid and a cis fatty acid. The cis bond causes a lower melting point and ostensibly also the observed beneficial health effects. Unlike other trans fatty acids, it is not harmful, but beneficial.[9] CLA is conjugated, and in the United States, trans linkages in a conjugated system are not counted as trans fats for the purposes of nutritional regulations and labeling"

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    Sounds about right. Huzzah for CLA! Another reason to eat beef, and especially grass-fed beef.
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