Sunday, November 10, 2013

Never ending woes for Olive Garden?

Fwd: FDA

From: <larry.r.trout

'The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ruled for the first time that trans-fats aren't generally considered safe in food, a sharp policy shift that could lead to banning trans-fats in baked goods and other foods.


Trans-fats, or partially hydrogenized fats or oils, are considered a potential prime factor in leading to heart attacks and strokes, and the FDA specifically said it was taking this step to protect the public health.


"While consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans-fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public-health concern," said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg. "The FDA's action today is an important step toward protecting more Americans from the potential dangers of trans-fat. Further reduction in the amount of trans-fat in the American diet could prevent an additional 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year—a critical step in the protection of Americans' health."'


Bacon will be banned next by the FDA. Think of the 20,000 less heart attacks and 7,000 less deaths if the FDA banned Bacon.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Should Healthy Meals Include Canola Oil?

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits | Weight Loss Experts | Lose Weight Permanently | Mohr Results

7 Foods That Won’t Be the Same If Trans Fats Are Banned |

Oils and Fats primer -

Unhealthy trans-fats in Canola Oil

How unsafe is canola oil (rapeseed oil) as far as the issue of trans fats are concerned? What alternatives are there?

The Real Story on Canola Oil (Can-ugly Oil)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fwd: FW: cookies and cream cookie recipe

Although I am attempting to avoid sugar, these were heavenly.  I think that the Oreo cookies in the mix might make them slightly dry, but they are still very good.


From: Breitenbeker, Nathan 

For those interested, enjoy!



Cookies & Cream Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 package Cookies n'Creme pudding mix

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

10 Oreos, chopped

1/2 cup white chocolate chips


350 degrees for 7-9 minutes (or until slightly brown on top)
 (this is where I found the recipe to give credit)