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The 5 Nastiest Things In Your Food

You’ve heard about the battle against trans fats, but there are other, arguably scarier things in your food than than artery-blocking fat. Laci is joined by Anthony for a list of the top five nastiest things lurking on your dinner plate.

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Put down that doughnut: FDA takes on trans fats

“So long, margarine: Artificial trans fat in foods may eventually become a thing of the past.”

Trans Fat

“The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and the Institute of Medicine recommend that individuals keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. There are two main sources of dietary trans fatty acids (trans fat).”

Trans fat is double trouble for your heart health

“Trans fat raises your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol. Find out more about trans fat and how to avoid it.”

10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food

“If you’re still reeling from the horsemeat scandal, hold on to your hats – there may well be arsenic in your beer and rat hair in your chocolate.”

Food and Flavorings

Propylene glycol

“Propylene glycol, also called 1,2-propanediol or propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound (a diol or double alcohol) with formula C3H8O2. It is a colorless, nearly odorless, clear, viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform.”

Many Processed Foods are Made with a Coal Tar Derivative Chemical that Causes Hyperactivity in Children

“Would you knowingly feed your children an ingredient derived from coal tar? That’s exactly what you may be doing, if you let them eat any orange or yellow artificially-colored products including sodas, cheese-flavored products, flavored chips, pickles or a myriad of other foods and beverages”

Food bloggers start petition to drop yellow dyes from Kraft Mac & Cheese

“Are the colored additives used in Kraft’s popular Macaroni & Cheese products dangerous? That’s what two food bloggers are alleging in their petition to Kraft Foods to remove Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6 from the blue-boxed pantry staples.”

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