5 Foods That Should Be Illegal…
I take a lot of pride in sourcing one of the cleanest, Medicinal-Grade teas on earth.
And, frankly, it disgusts me when I read about foods that are full of toxic ingredients that make people gravely ill.
Especially when these foods are banned in other countries!
The biggest offender? Trans-Fats.
Why Are Trans-Fats Bad For You?
What are trans-fats, and why are they so bad for you?
When liquid oils are hydrogenated, they turn into solid fats.
While these trans-fats increase the shelf-life of foods, they are also linked to blocking veins and arteries.
In other words, they don’t cause food to expire, and nor do they “expire” from your body!
In order to really fight coronary heart disease – the FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg suggested lowering the average consumption of trans-fats.
Rumor has it that the USA may, like many other countries, ban trans-fats in the future.
This may prevent at least 20,000 MORE heart attacks and 7,000 NEW cases of heart disease each year.
The Top 5 Trans-Fat Offenders…
Here are the TOP 5 trans-fat offenders as reported by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
1. Fast Food
It has been reported that Burger King’s Whopper and Long John Silver’s breaded Clam Strips can possess between 1 and 7 grams of artificial trans-fats per serving.
Long John Silver’s has stated that they intend to boot the trans-fats out to sea, but we’ll see about that…
Burger King defends themselves stating that the trans-fats found in their foods derive naturally from the meat and dairy that they use to create the food.
However, there is nothing natural about trans-fats!
2. Microwave Popcorn
I used to eat a LOT of microwave popcorn.
In fact, in order to remove that option as a possibility – my husband and I don’t even own a microwave!
The CSPI comes to the consumer’s rescue again – reporting that Jolly Time Blast-o-Butter and Pop Secret Premium Butter Popcorn may have up to 5 grams of trans-fats per serving.
To satisfy your salty cravings – try getting an air-popper or even using some coconut oil and popping corn on the stove.
It’s easier and SO much tastier than bagged popcorn!
(Not to mention heart-healthier.)
3. Frozen Desserts
As you can imagine – frozen desserts are LOADED with trans-fats.
One slice of Sara Lee’s Classic NY Style Cheesecake may contain up to 3 grams of trans-fats.
Yikes! Remember – always read your labels!
4. Baking Mixes
I’ve never been a baker, and for a quick, last-minute birthday treat I used to be notorious for finding the Pillsbury Funfetti boxes and passing them off as treats to my family.
Not any more!
Now we find that Keebler’s Ready Crust Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust contains 2 full grams of trans-fats per serving.
Betty Crocker’s Pie Crust Mix also contains about 2.5 grams of trans fats.
Don’t forget the frosting! Pillsbury’s Creamy Supreme Chocolate Fudge frosting can have up to 1.5 grams of trans-fats too.
So when you’re looking for a frosty, sweet treat – read your label! (And use fresh, real ingredients!)
You probably know not to consume margarine by now…
But did you know that trans-fats are still quite common in margarine?
To think that margarine actually used to be considered a healthy alternative to butter!
Walmart’s Great Value Stick margarine packs in 3 grams of trans-fats per serving.
The Silver Lining…
The world is waking up to toxic ingredients in our foods.
How many of us know somebody who suffers of cancer in their thirties… heart disease in their forties… and neurodegenerative disorders in their sixties?
One of the ways the world is waking up is by demanding all-natural 100% pure ingredients in their foods.
As SlimTea drinkers, we take a stand by supporting farms that that are:
- 100% Certified Organic
- Rainforest Alliance Certified
- Coloring, Flavoring, and Additive-Free
By making wise choices with our dollars, we can win the fight against harmful foods for our children.
And remember, if you haven’t started cleansing your body daily with Medicinal Grade Oolong… find out how you can start losing weight and feeling great – naturally – right HERE.