TRANS FATS. Two big, bad words trending in today’s nutrition marketing frenzy. Often times, these trends prove false, unwarranted, and even bad for us when followed (the low fat diet, for example). The summary below illustrates why this trend might have legs and be worth listening to. The following information will get you up to speed with these little lipid monsters, how they encourage free radicals, and how antioxidants can help defend against them.