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Old 11-08-2013, 19:08   #1
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Sneaky risk: Trans fats hidden in yummy places - TODAY.com

Why is this carp even LEGAL anymore???

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Indeed.

That's the free market, for you.

I tree to keep an open mind about it, though. Like, what am I gonna do, never eat out again? Never eat at a friend's house because they might have used a ****ty pre-package pie crust for their tarts? Et cetera. I just have to hope that keeping a generally healthy diet chocked full of nutrition is enough to counteract incidental amounts of these harmful ingredients in our diet.

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Y'know what? I'm so freakin' tired of being saved from myself. I would dearly love if legislators would remove themselves from my personal life - including what I'm allowed to eat. I'm not just about to eat trans fats, but dammit all, that's none of their business! We all know they'd just as soon legislate against butter - right?!

I had a nice chat with the deli guy last night as I stood in front of a meat case covered with signage that its contents are - surprise - gluten-free!!!! Finally I said to him - 'how do people not know that meat is gluten-free?' That made him laugh, and he noted that people don't want or can't be bothered to learn about it. He quickly branched out into other dietary issues such as the safety of canola oil, et.al., and it was such a pleasure to find an intelligent person at Walmart!




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I had ground beef the other day. Just normal 80-20 ground beef. I went to enter it in myFitnessPal and the closest choice they had was 80-20 pan fried ground beef (which it was browned in a pan). On the app, it showed 1g trans fat for 3oz. Now does the ground beef actually have trans fat or were they assuming whatever it was pan fried in had trans fat?

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More than likely it was an error made by whichever member made that entry.




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Very true Shanny. That is why I check any entry against the label on the product to make sure the MFP entry is correct. If not, I enter it myself correctly. (I put a purple heart after the name so I can easily find mine.)

A lot of the meats are carrying nutrition labels these days. But, hmmmm I just went to the freezer to check the ground beef I got yesterday at WalMart. It is the 73% lean/27% fat and it says a 4oz serving has 2g trans fat. What is up with that???

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Some meats have natural trans fats called CLA. These appear to be healthy.

http://www.science20.com/news_articl...are_good-82376

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Yes, you can buy CLA gelcaps to supplement. It's the SYNTHETIC kind that are unhealthy, and yes, those generated from frying in unsat fats.

Hope I never have to eat out again ... though I do love travel.

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Some meats have natural trans fats called CLA. These appear to be healthy.

Rethinking Trans Fats; Natural Trans Fats From Dairy And Beef Are Good
Thanks for the link, that explains why I showed a trans fat level on my blood tests.

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Thanks for the link, that explains why I showed a trans fat level on my blood tests.
That's what we do, right? Pose questions and let google work it's magic. Lol

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