Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Trans Fat

Have I been living in a bubble safe from new health warnings? I must have been. Who knew that "0 Grams of Trans Fat" would be come the new "No carbs" for this year? I was cookin' up some bacon for BLT sandwiches when I saw it on the package -- "0 Grams of Trans Fat". Ok, now I know that bacon isn't the beacon of health that they want me to believe it is with that statement. I'm surprised that they're not putting "0 Grams of Trans Fat, 0 Grams of Carbs *and* our pigs are fed WHOLE GRAIN" just to make me buy it. As mentioned above, I've been living in a bubble and hadn't even heard of "trans fat". Turns out it's actually hydrogenated oils. I've known of their evil for years. Was there some new study that I missed? Dunno. I just get a kick out of the health claims on foods previously thought of as "bad". After seeing the "trans fat" statement on bacon, I started seeing it everywhere at the store. Even good ol' potato chips have it now! Heck, I propose a diet solely of bacon, potato chips (the zero trans fat variety of course) and diet coke. Why not? It's GOOD for you!