FDA Bans Trans Fats In Market Foods

Posted: Jun 17 2015, 7:42am CDT | by , in News | Misc


FDA Bans Trans Fats in Market Foods
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  • FDA Puts a Ban on All Trans Fats in U.S. Processed Foods

The FDA has put a ban on all artificial trans fats in processed foods in the United States. This step will go a long way towards reducing the rising cardiovascular problems in the population due to the deleterious effects on human health that trans fats have.

Seems nearly everyone is kicking the bucket thanks to heart attacks and strokes nowadays. Part of the reason may be the high level of trans fats in processed carbohydrates found at all convenience stores throughout the country.

That is why the FDA has put a kibosh on the very presence of trans fats in these commercialized products. This will have a marked effect on the vital statistics of billions of couch potatoes who consume such high fat products as potato chips and microwavable buttered popcorn. 

The culprit seems to be partially hydrogenated oils which produce trans fats in these comestibles. Now that the FDA has given a fair warning to food companies, within  the next three years, they will be undertaking a thorough cleanup that will wipe away the last vestiges of trans fats in the food supply.

“The FDA’s action on this major source of artificial trans fat demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the heart health of all Americans," FDA's Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, M.D. said in a press release. "This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year.”

Nutritionists are thankful for the health benefits that will result from this drastic but necessary action. After all, the health of all of America is on the line. And that is a serious matter indeed.     

Already there were laws that said that trans fat info had to be put in the form of labels on food products in supermarkets. But now the FDA has decided that it will be a case of “no more Mr. Nice Guy!”and so the ban has been put into effect.

Although trans fat consumption has been on the decline, thanks to people such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and a ton of information linking its presence in food with heart attacks, the rates at which Americans consume it are still not ideal.

That is why this pesky ingredient has to be stopped in its tracks. And what better method than making it a law. All the lectures in the world couldn’t accomplish what a simply statute can make possible. 

Diet is a key factor in a person’s health profile. Were anything outside the natural food supply to enter the equation, it might lead to complications. Nature after all is never wrong. When man interferes, it causes all sorts of glitches.

The fats found in nature are not bad at all. But when you fry your food and use unnatural ingredients that were not designed for the human body in the first place, you are just asking for it! 

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