Friday, March 14, 2008

Rant: The war on trans fats

Boston is banning trans fats in restaurants and grocery stores. That's a good thing.

The ban does include a provision that bagged chips and cookies are exempt though. That's a bad thing.

Does the ban mean you won't be able to buy butter or beef since they both have naturally occuring trans fats? The majority of the trans fats that we as Americans eat are from packaged snacks and foods, like chips and cookies. Some studies have contended that the trans fats in these snack goods, man made, differ from the ones found naturally in animal products, beef and dairy products.

Seems like another good reason to eat more real food and fewer Oreos, but that's just me.
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