What Comfort Foods Did the FDA Just Ban? - Healthy Living Wire

What Comfort Foods Did the FDA Just Ban? - Healthy Living Wire

What Comfort Foods Did the FDA Just Ban?

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Al Kirkmotion free τιμή

People love all kinds of foods. Americans? Well we love partially hydrogenated oil. You know, those cakes, margerine and fried chicken from you favorite fast food joints? Well, in a preliminary decision from the FDA, openned the way for trans fats to be banned in America.

Trans fats, or fake/bad fats, is one of the causes of obesity and disease in america. Removing these fats from the market may have a positive effect on weight control and healthy living.tinedol κριτικές

The FDA for years have given leeway to the food industry to begin placing alternatives to trans fats within their products. Now, the ax is about to fall. Many other European countries have already banned trans fats. It is Americas turn now.kankusta duo

So, what food must be altered or done away with? You will be surprised to find that it maybe some of your favorite comfort foods.

Read from Yahoo News a few of these foods:

Food That Could Become No More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer generally recognized as safe for use in food.

The move paves the way for a ban, or at the very least, strict limits on the fake fats, which are the primary source of artificial trans fats in the diet.

Artificial trans fats are formed when food makers turn liquid oils into solid fats in a process called hydrogenation. Hydrogenation increases a foods shelf life, but the science shows it also pumps the body full of artery-clogging fat.

Although the agency said that the average consumption of trans fats has declined from 4.6 grams per day in 2003 to about 1 gram per day in 2012, FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg said in a statement that further reduction would prevent more than 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 new cases of coronary heart disease each year.

Many food manufacturers have already taken steps to strip their products of artificial trans fats. But according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, hydrogenated culprits still linger in the American diet. Continue reading

Oh! So many comfort foods! The FDA trans fat ruling effects everyone. For the healthy conscience, there is no more looking closely at labels to determin what is 0 trans fats and what is not. For the not so healthy conscience, they are basically forced to eat healthy.

Look at what CBS has to report about the decision:

Many look at this decision as a government intrusion on our right to choose what and when we eat. Others, see it as a positive societal change that is utilitarian in nature. No matter how you may look upon this decision, the facts remain we may live a little longer.

What is your opinion of the FDAs decision on trans fats? Should the government get involved in what we eat? Comment below.

For other related articles on Healthy Living, please read Chicken Nuggets Ingredients – Not So Healthy.

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