Americans are benefitting greatly from the decision to remove trans fats from food.
My toddler likes "Blue Cookies" (they're fluorescent blue and likely have nothing remotely natural in them). And she prefers
Although some media reports have recently promoted an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to meats, dairy products, and "bad" fats in general, it is important to remember that these products are as risky as they ever were.
Let's start with the problem. The problem today is obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control
In other words, the best diet for our health depends, as it ever has, not on replacing trans fat with any one oil from any one nut up any one tree; but on seeing the forest.
Fresh food -- the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet -- boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot.
The findings suggest that memory problems belong on the list of the health problems trans fats are suggested to cause in
To reap the health benefits, I began eating canned sardines packed in olive oil years ago. I eat the contents of a single can nearly every day, but I recently discovered that the nutritional information I thought to be true wasn't accurate at all.
We can continue to push food companies to remove trans fats, and we can avoid them for now by knowing where they still lurk. A simple task to do when you are grocery shopping is to browse the ingredient list and check for the words partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oil. Plain and simple.
Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?