Wednesday, July 22, 2009

If NYC can Do It: So Can We!

New York City made it a law to make restaurants eliminate trans fats. These fats are found in stick margarine's, a lot of baking goods, some cooking oils and many convenience foods. They are linked with a higher risk of heart disease by raising LDL cholesterol and lowering HDL (good).

 In fact just a 2% increase in trans fat consumption can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease by a staggering 23%. 
In NYC trans fats in baking, frying, cooking and in spreads has declined from 50% to 2%, think of the positive long term health benefits for New Yorkers. 
In fact California and other States also followed suit.

So why not make a similar good for you rule in your home today!


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