Tag Archives: trans fat

Kids Need Fats

I NEVER purchase low-fat products. I avoid them like the plague. The whole low-fat craze is a marketing gimmick. People have heard “eat low-fat” for so long, that they don’t know it’s really not healthful. What we should be eating are healthful fats. A recent study by Cornell University found that people over-consume low-fat foods. […]

Trans Fats Linked to Aggression

Tired of your husband blaming your time of the month for your bad mood? Now wives can point to junk food as the cause of their husbands’ irritability. In fact, this new study one-ups the “Twinkie Defense.” Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found the consumption of trans fats […]

Trans Fat: Good News/Bad News

The Good News: Fast food restaurants are using less trans fats. Yes, that’s good news. Research from the University of Minnesota’s Nutrition Coordinating Center has shown major chains significantly reducing their use of oils containing trans fat in French fries and other food during the past 10 years. Unfortunately, picky eaters love fast foods, especially […]

Ludicrous Labeling

Cool Whip has 0g trans fat! That’s what the label says. I’m NOT kidding. I wanted to purchase a tub of Cool Whip for a talk I was giving on the “10 Worst Foods of the Decade” and couldn’t find the tub variety, so I bought the aerosol can. As you can imagine, I was […]

Nonna Joann’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna’s Ten ‘Worst’ Foods of the Decade Part 2 Our food supply has become so polluted that it’s difficult to discern what’s a whole food and what’s not. I’ve divided my ‘Top 10 Worst Foods of the Decade’ in half. Today’s blog contains the second half: 5 through 1. Click Here to see Part One. […]

The Decade’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Part 1 How Did I Choose the Foods On Nonna’s ‘Worst’ Foods List? I must admit this list was harder to put together than I first thought. Our food supply is mostly processed and when you’re talking about processed anything, well, it’s just not healthy. I decided to pick the most common horrible foods I […]

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Trans Fat Being Removed

Party Time Cause for celebration: I read this in yesterday’s morning paper, “Unilever spreads to lose trans fats.” YIPEE! I was rejoicing when the article stated, “Unilever, which sells more tubs of soft margarine spread than anyone, will unveil today plans to remove (Yes, it said REMOVE.) all partially hydrogenated oils—artificial trans fats—from its soft-spread brands including […]

Kid Food

Kid Foods Are Fake Foods Kid food looks and tastes like food; offering little or absolutely no nutrition whatsoever. Real food is a substance eaten for nourishment. You can be assured of a picky eater, by regularly purchasing kid foods, training little taste buds to prefer fake foods. If you want to know what kid food […]

Eating Out and Trans Fat

Twenty-one percent of toddlers eat French fries EVERY DAY! In the United States, typical French fries have about 40 percent trans fat, and many cookies and crackers range from 30 to 50 percent trans fat. Doughnuts have approximately 35 percent trans fatty acids. A couple of the worst offenders are found in many kitchens-stick margarine […]

Nonna’s Happy Meal Blog

Even picky eaters will eat fast food, especially French fries. A recent survey found the French fry to be baby’s first finger food. When I talk to moms, they always insist their children don’t eat that many French fries. Someone is in denial. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed government data on 6,500 children and teens, ages 2 to 18. […]