Posts Tagged ‘trans fats’

Smores

Summer’s here! Campouts…sleepovers…backyard barbecues…. SMORES. Smores and campouts and barbeques go hand in hand. If Smores are a “gotta have it” on your menu, just keep in mind what’s in them and eat them in moderation. Here’s the scoop on Smores: Honey Grahams: Ingredients: Flour Enriched ( Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin… Read the Full Article

There’s Food and Then There’s Food

Let’s face it, we live in America, Land of Plenty. We have become used to convenience, and quick affordable food products. We are a busy society. But at what cost? The food industry has created and conveniently packaged, what Michael Pollan calls “food-like-substances”. They look like food, and they even taste like food, but they… Read the Full Article

FDA Rules and Trans Fat Deception

That is what the package says, but what does it mean? Could it be true? You would think that if a package says zero grams of trans fats, then the food would have no trans fats in it, right? Wrong! The label above lists partially hydrogenated vegetable oil as the third ingredient! (According to FDA… Read the Full Article

The Hazards of Trans Fats

Do you eat margarine? How about hydrogenated vegetable oil (or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil)? Shortening? Packaged foods? How about fast food? You would be surprised at how much of these seemingly innocent foods you are eating – and they are bad news. They are what are known as “trans fats”. Packaged cookies, crackers, fast food… Read the Full Article

Diabetes Seminar Misinformation

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Diabetes and the Diabetic Diet. I was amazed at the information, or I should say misinformation, that was presented. Misinformation: I learned that insulin was produced in the liver and stored in the pancreas. Reality: Insulin is produced in the pancreas, specifically in the islets… Read the Full Article