5 Types of Artery-Clogging Foods (Slideshow)

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Over-indulging in these foods could cause severe health issues
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See, it pays to be a home baker! Many of the store-bought baked goods you buy, from pie crusts to donuts, contain a hefty level of trans fat.

Commercial Baked Goods

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See, it pays to be a home baker! Many of the store-bought baked goods you buy, from pie crusts to donuts, contain a hefty level of trans fat.

Fried Foods

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It isn’t news to anyone that fried foods aren’t great for you. But because they could be cooked with partially hydrogenated oil, some of our fried favorites, like french fries and chips, can be deadly when eaten in massive quantities. 

Shortening and Margarines

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Though soft margarines are often safe from trans fats, stick margarine and traditional vegetable shortenings often contain a significant amount. 

Scary Dairy

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Unfortunately, some of the dairy products we know and love are guilty of containing the artery-clogging fat. Some cream cheese, whole milk, ice cream, and even sour cream naturally contain the unhealthy stuff — which is a little frightening when you think about how often these pop up in our diets!

Pancake Syrup

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Sure, this stuff is sweet and good to eat. But depending on how it is prepared and if refined sugar is present, your syrup could pack more than just a delicious maple flavor.