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!