Trans Fatty Acids
Tip: Fatty fish, like king salmon, black cod and trout can be grilled and pan fried. Leaner fish such as true or ling cod, chum and pink salmon do better with moist-heat cooking methods such as steaming, cooking in covered packages, and poaching.
These fats form when vegetable oil hardens through hydrogenation. They can raise LDL levels and may also lower HDL levels ("good cholesterol"). Trans-fatty acids are found in fried foods, commercial baked goods (donuts, cookies, crackers), processed foods, and margarines.