Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

Partially vs. Fully Hydrogenated Oils [for Dummies]

We all know trans-fats are bad, and if you’ve been following this blog, you also know that if partially hydrogenated oil appears in a product ingredient list, that means it contains trans-fats. But what about FULLY hydrogenated oils? What you … Continue reading

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Natural Jif: What’s The Dif?

Natural Jif: What’s The Dif?

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Recently, one of Snack Girl’s readers asked me to define the difference between Regular Jif and “Natural” Jif.So, I went to the store and purchased them to evaluate.  Here … Continue reading

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Unilever Ditches Trans Fat. Hurray!

Unilever Ditches Trans Fat. Hurray!

Unilever, uber food conglomerate, will stop using trans fat in its margarine spreads as soon as next month, according to an article in USA Today. This is great news for consumers, because Unilever is the number one seller of margarine … Continue reading

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Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Image via Wikipedia An encouraging development in the world of food manufacturing. Food giant Cargill has shut a production line in  Wichita, Kansas that has been manufacturing hydrogenated oils: President of Cargill’s dressings, sauces and oils division Mike Venker said … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Inside the Label: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter

Fresh off the recent candy expo in Chicago, we bring you a taste test and nutrition review of one of the better tasting products out there. Dove has been better known for its ice cream bars, but recently moved into … Continue reading

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40% of Oil Consumed by Americans Contains Trans-fat

40% of Oil Consumed by Americans Contains Trans-fat

Image via Wikipedia Americans consume 31 BILLION lbs. of oil a year. That’s about 100 lbs. per man woman and child, or half a cup of oil every day. And almost half of the oil we consume is hydrogenated to … 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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