If you’ve heard you should have a certain amount of fat in your diet, you’re right. But not all fat is created equal. Natural fatty acids in animal fat and oil from plants are metabolized differently than trans fats. Trans fats have a different structure, and this structure is metabolized much more slowly by the body.
The same goes for processed foods. (Most trans fats are found in processed foods.) The body recognizes trans fats and highly processed foods as toxins. Basically, this stresses your body out and increases production of stress hormones, which can lead to a hormone imbalance, inflammation, and digestive distress.