April 5, 2010

Watch Those Trans Fats

Watching what we consume for trans fats has become quite a chore these days.

There are many labels that proclaim "No Trans Fats" on the packaging, but when you read the ingredients list, there they are, usually listed right near the top.

And we all know that the ingredients are listed by the highest quantity first.

I really don't know how the companies can get away with these practices.

We need to really pay attention when consuming these fats - the body cannot process these artificial fats, and after years of putting them into our systems we begin to feel the consequences.

If I eat any product that contains partially hydrogenated fats, I feel it and the discomfort is just not worth the tasty morsel that contains it.

It is quite surprising where this fat shows up, so I am very careful to read the ingredients.

It doesn't seem to bother anyone else in my family, but I do my best to make sure they don't consume them either.

Eventually they will catch up with them, but the lesser amount they consume now the better on the other end.

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