FDA bans trans fats. No more heart disease?

Last week, the FDA announced that trans fats would no longer be considered safe, and must be removed from food, starting in 2018.  Why?  Trans fat intake is linked to higher levels of that artery-clogging cholesterol and higher risk for heart disease.  The rationale is that heart disease will now miraculously disappear. Here’s another thing that […]

When “0 grams trans fat” is unhealthy

“0 grams trans fat” = healthy, right?  Maybe not.  I found a half-used box of graham crackers in my pantry, and opened the package.  Phew!  Something was not right.  But what was it?  These are graham crackers after all, invented as a whole grain food.  While they’re mostly made with refined flour now, they retain […]

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