What is a Trans Fat?


According to the Krispy Kreme box on the receptionist’s desk this morning, they’re now making their doughnuts with zero trans fats. I read the other day that McDonald’s is serving zero trans fat french fries.

What the heck is a trans fat anyway?

This has got to be the biggest nutritional scam in history. Everyone’s advertising “zero trans fats” and yet I look around and people are fatter than ever, because this trans fat scam lets them convince themselves that eating french fries and doughnuts is actually healthy . . .

No trans fats in the doughnuts?! In that case, I’ll eat six of them!

  1 comment for “What is a Trans Fat?

  1. MS
    Non-Hostile Lurker
    9 Jun 2008 at 3:26 pm

    The fact that fast food and junk food companies now serve “zero trans fats” is a baby step in the right direction. That being said, that doesn’t mean that their products are healthy in any way. They’re just using a less harmful fat now. The problem is that their products still have a ton of fat and calories, and their marketing team deserves a special place in hell for their deceptive advertising tactics…right next to the cigarette and pharmaceutical companies.

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