More of New York Banning Trans-Fat

This summer New York City put the clamps on trans-fat, banning it from the city and since then other parts of New York have followed suite. Suffolk County, Long Island banned trans-fat earlier this month, along with Nassau, Albany and Westchester counties. Local officials call it an important move that will help residents eat smarter and healthier. But not everyone is happy, a senator in New Jersey who proposed a ban last year actually received physical threats and hate mail; The New York Times reports.

Trans-fat is bad news! A recent study linked trans-fat to colon cancer and it has been associated with both heart disease and cancer. Trans-fat turns up in all sorts of food, like dried soups, frozen entrees, energy bars, doughnuts, cookies and much more, so make a note, don’t eat that crap.

Actually, New York has been pretty proactive with food lately, by requiring restaurants to post calories on menus and New York Governor David Paterson wants to put a tax on sugary beverages, like non-diet drinks and any fruit juice that is less than 70% juice.

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Natalie - February 24, 2009 9:22 AM

Great article... so sad that the senator from NJ got death threats as all the artery clogging food on our boardwalks could use a trans fat ban. As much as we don't like Bennies, we don't want them to have heart attacks! ;o)

Hopefully in time people will realize the dangers of Aspartame and realize that the true diet soda is distilled water!

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