As you likely know, the Food and Drug Administration is looking closely at the problem of trans fats, even issuing a potential ban on partially hydrogenated oils, the biggest source of trans fat in the American diet, in November 2013.
More and more people are lending their viewpoint to the trans fat controversy, even celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak, who blogged about the topic in the August 6 edition of PEOPLE Magazine. Harley identified some of the supermarket corners where trans fats still reside – in shortenings, creamers and cake mixes.
Take a look at Harley’s blog post, http://greatideas.people.com/2014/08/06/trans-fats-banned-fast-food-harley-pasternak/.
Today, food manufacturers are taking important steps to reduce and eliminate trans fats in their foods. Many food manufacturers are incorporating healthier oils, such as high-oleic canola oil and sunflower oil into their products.
Supermarket shoppers interested in healthier fats should consult the nutrition facts panel to identify products free of trans fats. Smart choices are lower in saturated and trans fat and have healthier oils, such as canola oil and sunflower oil, on the ingredients label.