February 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Blog

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken the first step toward eliminating the use of partially hydrogenated oils — the main dietary source of artificial trans fat — in processed foods, labelling them unsafe. The agency recently made a preliminary determination that the oils “Are not generally recognised as safe for use in food” and should be eliminated, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, told reporters.

Medpage reports that FDA figures show trans fat consumption declined from about 4.6 grams per day in 2003 to about 1 gram a day in 2012 but many products — such as some desserts, microwave popcorn, and frozen pizza — still contain trans fat.

So it’s up to us to avoid eating this rubbish and educating our kids about the risks involved with eating a junk food diet.

Remember – most diseases are preventable with a healthy diet; having the right levels of nutrients for your individual requirements and avoiding toxin exposure via your diet; what products you use on your body and what you are exposed to in the environment.

Yours in Great Health,

Sar Rooney BHSc., ND., DC., DASc., GDSc. (Hons), MATMS, MNHAA, MHATO
Naturopathic Medicine practitioner, Lecturer, Researcher

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