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How the New Trans Fat Ban Will Affect You (and the Foods You Love)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, m01229

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized it: No more trans fats.

Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” or GRAS for use in human food. Food manufacturers will have three years to remove PHOs from products. This means that PHOs may no longer be added to food after June 18, 2018, unless they are otherwise approved by FDA. Continue reading

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Do You Know These 10 Tricks Food Marketers Use to Make You Buy?

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Flickr Creative Commons, Christian Schnettelker

[This is a guest blog post contribution by Jessie Inchauspe. More information on Jessie is below.]

When it comes to healthy eating, it is all too common to rely on packaging, marketing, and the media to tell us what to eat. Making decisions based on colors, pseudo health statements, and nutritional labels can render grocery shopping confusing and potentially harmful. If you don’t shop exclusively for all of your products at a farmer’s market, chances are you navigate aisles of plastic-wrapped “food products.” Here are 10 techniques food marketers use to convince you to buy more. Be on the lookout for them to avoid getting fooled! Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Trailblazing Thursdays: Which Oils to Bring Into The Kitchen

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Simon_sees

As the conversations surrounding nutrition goes from ‘fat is evil’ to ‘what kinds of fats are evil’, we must also consider what we do to these fats (good or bad) before we consumer them. Just like any food, original nutritional value doesn’t matter if the path to get to your tastebuds is wrought with harmful techniques.

A big factor in choosing oils for cooking is how much heat that oil can withstand. The oils that don’t do well in a hot environment can turn rancid and form a lot of free-radicals, which damage our cells. When it comes to long-term health, free radicals are some of the worst things you can put in your body.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.