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Sunday, November 11, 2007

# 120 Daily Deadly Diet Continues:What To Do!

I enjoyed oyster crackers pushed down into my hot chili.
(Mamas by Mrs Alisons, for Archway and Mothers Cookie Co )
I periodically enjoyed Nutty Bars.
(McKee Foods)
No more though, as these two favorites have started using the NEW FAT, called "INTERESTERIFIED OILS". Hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated or trans fat listed in the ingredient list, and off I go. Am driving the family nuts, with my reading the ingredient lists of all food products. Come back and list foods you find with the word interesterified listed.
Another product that I was interested in trying was "All Day Energy Greens" made by IVL, in Camp Verde,AZ 86322. Ingredient list was fantastic, with the exception of the unwanted soy product. So did not order. Two months later, comes a new brochure, same company, showing " New & Improved Soy Free Formula". Ah, I say, check it out. So what do I find, The same product, dropped six wanted ingredients along with the unwanted soy stuff, going from 37 listed ingredients, down to 28. Same price, almost the same product, but am no longer interested in buying without the six wanted ingredients in it. Oh well, maybe next time the product will be what I wanted to try.
( see Razors Edge # 118)
Sunday, October 21, 2007# 118 The Daily Deadly Diet and You!
Interesterified fat - what should consumers do?
Scientists working for the food industry keep coming up with strange, weird and terrifying stuffs. As consumers, we need to keep abreast of these developments and watch out for the dangers. Otherwise, just stick to traditional foods that humans have been eating for thousands of years, and we will be all ok. In the case of oils and fats, just stick to:saturated fats like lard, butter, ghee, beef tallow, goose fat…. coconut oil and palm
oil, monounsaturated fats like olive, sesame, and peanut oils.
Note also that:
Polyunsatured oils like corn, soybean, etc had not been traditionally used for cooking. Most were introduced only during the last century.
Canola, a monounsaturated fat widely touted as being the “healthiest oil” is another modern scientific invention, produced through genetic manipulation.

One product to be careful about is peanut butter, some of which are now made with fully hydrogenated oils. These could well be interesterified fat. If you want a healthy peanut butter, look for those that contain just one or two ingredients, either only peanuts, or peanuts and salt.
Click here to read a commentary, written before I knew about interesterified fat, about peanut butter and fully hydrogenated oils.


DAILY COMMENTARIESON TRANS FAT @ TRANS FAT WEBSITES USA: UK: Malaysia: TRANS FATS COMMENTARIES Why Singapore refuses trans fat labelling Trans fats and the HPB Jan 07: Positive labelling - not always helpful DEC 06: Trans vs saturated fats -- Health authorities out of touch OCT 06: New York considers baning trans fats AUG 06: Saturated fats may actually be good NOV 05: A big fat movement TRANS FAT NEWS Jan 07 – Trans fats affect fertility Jan 07: Trans fat labelling in Korea Jan 07: Trans fat labelling in Taiwan Oct 06 - Jan 07 Jan 06 - Sep 06 Trans fats in Denmark Trans fats in the US Trans fats in the UK Trans fats in Singapore DANGERS OF TRANS FATS Heart disease Obesity / Diabetes Trans fats and infertility Cell membranes / immunity / brain function UNDERSTANDINGFATS AND OILS What is trans fat? Interesterified fat - worse than trans fat? Trans fat and saturated fat - the differences Benefits of saturated fats Butter v margarine Margarine is 'plastic' How is margarine made? High cholesterol foods – healthy, not harmful! WHO recommendations on trans / saturated fat intake Trans fat on nutrition facts labels No trans fat... but still no good! Benefits of coconut oil UNDERSTANDING DISEASES Do saturated fats cause heart disease? Saturated fat and cancer - is there a link?
Stephen Joseph
Mary Enig
Walter Willett
Steen Stender
Oliver Tickell of tfX
Uffe Ravnskov
Ancel Keys
Yours truly, Richard Seah

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