The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

The Rise and Fall of Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. In November last year, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal to revoke the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). These oils typically … Continue reading

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Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

Bisquick – A Shortcut Loaded with Trans-Fat

We got the following question from Lanette: I do much of our cooking from scratch and am trying to eliminate processed  foods.  I have found several ‘recipes’ for make-your-own-baking-mix but they all call for shortening.  I don’t know which is … Continue reading

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Ten Trans Fat Facts

Ten Trans Fat Facts

Here are ten facts about trans-fat, the Darth Vader of  processed foods: 1. Trans fat is found in shortenings,  margarine, snacks such as crackers, candies, and cookies, fried foods, pastries and other  foods prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. 2. … Continue reading

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