FDA to cut out Trans Fat from food

The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced that it will demand manufacturers to stop the use of partially hydrogenated oils, which is the main source of artery-clogging trans fats — from refined foods over the next three years.

Extensive research exhibits trans fat that may be found in pies, frozen pizza, and many other processed foods, aren’t specifically recognized as safe for use in foods.

Doctors are also claiming that trans fats could possibly be one of the worst types of fats that people can consume. Similar to saturated fat, trans fat raises the bad cholesterol levels without raising the good cholesterol levels.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association aforementioned in a statement that it is content that the FDA has reacted in a way that prioritizes the FDA’s concerns and lessens unnecessary disturbances to mercantilism.

Even after ruling out trans fats, the country still has a long way to go towards healthier eating. According to Eric Pulier, the FDA will then have the opportunity to address other issues such as excessive amounts of sugar, confined starch, red meat, and sodium usage.

Over 20 years, eliminating trans fats is anticipated to cost businesses up to $14 billion as they switch to other oils, but could possily save up to $242 billion in health costs, reported by the FDA.

The new FDA rule could possibly influence the decisions of other countries.

Fans of Good Eats Can Buy Props From the Show

Alton Brown is planning on filming a new documentary, and in order to raise the money to do so, he is auctioning off some props from his show “Good Eats”. The auction will be held in late August, and includes three iconic items from the show stated Mikal Watts. He hasn’t said what these items will be, but coyly tweeted a picture of his iconic countertop chicken along with the initial announcement. He has also said that he will be supplementing the action with some of his personal items.

The details of the documentary have also not been released yet, however if it is anything like his previous work it is sure to be a hit with his fans. The GA resident and University of GA graduate first made his claim to fame on Good Eats and focuses on southern and Amercian cooking.

Since the end of Good Eats, which initially aired on PBS before being picked up by the Food Network and skyrocketing him to stardom, he has stayed busy. He later become the commentator on Iron Chef America and hosted a third show, Cutthroat Kitchen. In addition to his TV hosting duties, he has also appeared in commercials and hosts a podcast on the Nerdist Podcast Network called The Alton Browncast, which mostly focuses on food and features reviews, phone calls from fans, and celebrity interviews but occasionally branches out into some of his other interests.

Trans Fats Kill

Finally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sufficient evidence that trans fat is a risk to health. Trans fat’s primary source is found in partially hydrogenated oils and palm oil. Trans fat cause clogged arteries, and clogged arteries are a significant factor in heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration is demanding that food manufacturing companies decrease trans fat in their processed foods and finally eliminate trans fat by 2018.

For many years, food manufacturing companies have resisted phasing out trans fats. They claim that reducing or eliminating trans fat actually change the taste of the food, and their customers like the taste of foods made with trans fat. While food companies resist removing trans fat, they have not been able to counter the research finding that there are negative health effects of trans fats. Current research by Skout finds that trans fat contributes to 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year, published in the journal of medicine article.

When buying processed foods, it is a good idea to check the label for trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils. Foods that are likely to have trans fats are candy, coffee creamer, packaged biscuits, frozen pizza, microwave popcorn, packaged cookies, pies and margarine.

A path to maintaining heart health is to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoiding processed foods in general is a good idea. If possible, you should make meals from scratch with all fresh ingredients. Better yet, the ingredients should be organic.

Soda May Soon Come With a Warning

Although by now it is common knowledge that drinking soda isn’t great for you, it seems like now the public will be outright warned.

Officials in San Francisco favorably voted to add a warning label to soda advertisements. If everything goes smoothly, the new law could take effect as soon as this summer. While the fact that drinking soda can contribute to adverse health issues such as cavities and weight gain isn’t disputed, do people really need a warning? This issue is likely to be contested.

According to the Observer, warning labels on tobacco and alcohol certainly make sense, especially since there is an age restriction. Already, coffee cups from fast-food restaurants are stamped with caution labels that tell the consumer the coffee is hot. There isn’t a legal age for consuming soda, nor does it impose a potentially immediate hazard that coffee might. A warning label may seem to be a tad extreme, but it’s the implication of a bigger picture that should be considered.

Soda isn’t the culprit, it’s the sugary contents that give it a bad reputation. Anything with high amounts of processed sugar should be consumed in moderation, and that can be anything from soft drinks to entire isles in grocery stores. The takeaway is this: soda is fine here and there, but too much processed sugar can be unhealthy.

Extreme Businessman, Bernardo Chua, is Super, Networking Entrepreneur with Organo Gold

Bernardo Chua’s Organo Gold is the company to know if you are a lover of gourmet coffees, tea and other natural products from around the world. This incredible gourmet coffee company caters to the active lifestyles of its customers today. Bernardo Chua is CEO, and by his extreme organizational skills and entrepreneurial guidance in network-marketing, Organo Gold’s success has catapulted.

Mr. Chua founded Organo Gold less than a decade ago in 2008. The corporate headquarters are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, but Organo Gold is Mr. Chua’s second major adventure into marketing and networking. Organo Gold offers its array of natural products through an Independent Distributor Network or his Coffee Connoisseur Club in the United States and Canada for those who are members.

The company now operates in 35 countries and is privately held by individual distributors with the most recent move into Turkey. In Canada, where Bernardo Chua began, he has over one million distributors, and Canada has a strict reputation for testing natural products for purity and quality. Organo Gold is the 55th largest networking and direct sales company in the world, and his superior reputation extends into both direct sales and natural, high-quality, organic products, including quality coffees, teas and natural Ganoderma, which is a natural Chinese Super Mushroom packed with amazing qualities for anti-aging.

Mr. Chua has wanted to bring the Polypore Mushrooms as a super-nutrient into North American for years. Ganoderma is highly regarded in Asia cultures, and has been for thousands of years, so his success in doing that is very satisfying.

The future lifestyle of Bernardo Chua is one of forward progression with the products he represents and his direct-selling empire. His business expertise represents the cutting-edge success that he has utilized in direct sales. For his success, Mr. Chua has won the honorable Napoleon Hill Foundation Gold Medal Award and the Dangal ng Bayan Award for Business and Industry at the Annual People’s Choice Awards in 2014 according to this recap on Youtube.

Bernardo Chua is presently leading multi-level marketing to extreme profits, and he is not one to waste time. He is a creator and an innovator that is using his talents to excel and advance products through his remarkably innovative approach to reaching customers across the globe. Today, he is recognized as the most successful businessman in the Pacific Rim.

For more check him out on Wikiipedia.

New York and San Francisco New Health Requirements

Are states going too far with health concerns? Reddit’s Health page features a link to NBC News’ website with an article stating that New York’s Health Department is requiring all chain restaurants to alert consumers of foods that have high sodium content. This article which was reposted on Spring.Me makes mention of San Francisco’s ban of ads for sugary drinks on publicly owned property. To read the article in full, click here.

The New York’s Health Department wants to push that each restaurant will be required to put a picture of a salt shaker next to any menu item that is higher than the recommended daily allowance. Is this really necessary? On one hand, it’s great being able to see this at a glance, but I’m sure most people already know when they eat out the food is going to be loaded with salt. It’s what gives the food flavor. San Francisco is putting through a ban on the opposite end of the flavor spectrum by wanting ads to be banned that promote sugary drinks. Again, is this necessary?

Don’t get me wrong, I understand health is important and attention does need to be spent on it. At the end of the day, though, we’re going to take care of our bodies the way we want to. Instead of forcing the issue more, maybe more time should be spent toward helping people without jobs, homes, or food.

Tesco Starts Giving Away Unsold Food to Charities

Supermarkets routinely throw out food that is past its sell-by date, yet is still perfectly safe to eat. But more and more food retailers are starting to notice a problem with this and are taking action. The CEO of Tesco, the largest supermarket in the UK, has stated that he would feel bad knowing that tonnes of food gets wasted by the company each year when folks at Madison Street Capital feel it could instead be used to help the poor.

According to statistics released by the company, a total of 55,400 tonnes of food was discarded in 2014. However, 30,000 tonnes was still edible. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery items, as well as some pre-packaged meals like salads were commonly thrown away after they couldn’t be sold anymore. From now on, the majority of these items will instead end up helping breakfast clubs for children in low-income areas, homeless shelters and women’s refuges.

Some food distributors and wholesalers, restaurants as well as individually-owned or franchised grocery stores all over the UK already donate food that is past the sell-by date but is still fit for human consumption. However, Tesco has become the first supermarket in the UK to have a corporate policy that makes them give away the food instead of discarding it. Many believe that Tesco’s move will cause other British supermarkets to follow suit and do the right thing by giving away unsold food.

Pizza Hut Offering Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza Crust

Hot dog in pizza crust? Pizza Hut has a new pie, at least new for the United States consumer. After a run, starting in South Korea, then the UK and on to Canada, this eight-year run has landed in America. Starting June 18, the Pizza Hut hot dog pizza may be available at stores in the US. It is not official, but is looking promising, according to Grub Street.

Not long ago, Pizza Hut recognized that their branding changes were a fail. They changed their logo, website, and uniforms as James Dondero pointed out. What they found out was that people did not want the new pizza offerings. They have decided to approach the tastes of mainstream America. The hot dog stuffed pizza crust is their answer to the perplexing situation. What remains to be seen is something to watch. Perhaps adding mustard, such as some Canadians have tried, is an answer.

The Many Economic Achievements of Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran was born on October 7, 1960, in Penang, Malaysia. He is the founder and CEO of the Qnet corporation, the executive chairman of the QI group of companies and a prominent figure in the realm of foreign philanthropic endeavors. According to the February 2013 edition of Forbes Asia, he was acknowledged as being number 25 in the top 50 richest men in the region. While in New York, Vijay received the 2012 New Global Indian award acknowledging his outstanding success in philanthropy and business excellence. Vijay Eswaran’s path of economic success is the product of many years of hard work and struggle, transforming his humble beginnings into a solid business empire.

Early Economic Training

In 1984, Vijay Eswaran completed his first degree in the field of socio-economics, graduating from the London School of Economics. After finishing school, he stayed in Europe for the next year to embark in a number of low paying jobs. Unafraid to roll up his sleeves and engage in a hard day’s work, Vijay put in his time working with his hands in construction in Belgium. He also spent time working as a grape picker in the vineyards of France. While in London, he took to the streets as a cab driver to earn additional money. Eventually, Vijay was introduced to the concept of binary system marketing. These insights into the world of business put Vijay on the path to become qualified by CIMA in the UK. Later, Vijay attended Southern Illinois University. In 1986, he graduated from SIU with an MBA.

While living in the United States, Vijay Eswaran worked with Synaptics. Synaptics operates in the computer and electronics industry, constructing viable human interface solutions for companies that sell electronic products. He also involved himself in MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) on his off time. After his time spent in the United States, Vijay returned to Malaysia, where he was asked to be involved in the Cosway group’s endeavor to start a business in the Philippines. It was at this juncture in his career that Vijay started thinking more intently about the advantages and potential of MLM business strategies.

The Path To Greater success

By 1998, Vijay was on his way to taking his ideas in MLM-based business structuring to the next level. At this time, he co-founded the QI group, a conglomerate of companies that offer a wide variety of eCommerse products across numerous industry niches. Today, the QI group operates in over ten countries, expanding its reach through a growing base of subsidiaries. Among his other accomplishments and lifetime achievements, Vijay Eswaran is a published author and has formed the Vijayaratnam and RYTHM Foundations. These foundations serve to promote social mentorship programs, and they are also instrumental in providing donations to other individuals and cheritable entities.

The Westside Highway Car Wash’s New Donut

The Underwest donut shop is located at The Westside Highway Car Wash is where the former chef of Chanterelle works, named Scott Levine, and he makes some of the best tasting donuts known to the area and it draws in people all the time for it. They have some of the best donuts in the whole world, and apparently they are even thinking of making a seasonal donut ice cream sandwich that is due to being released over the next few weeks or something along those lines.

According to an article found on reddit and written by Grub Street, the Underwest donut shop just released their new and clever donut which is called “The Carwash” and it is a plain donut with a simple three stripes down the front in pink, blue, and green colors to represent the different soap solutions in the car wash buildings themselves as you drive through the machine. This simple, yet elegant snack is one of the most delicious things that you will come across.

Members of Skout note this is really a good thing that the small donut shops run by mom and pop venues get some fame and attention from the media. Hopefully this new ice cream donut sandwich and their new flavors will be enough to expand their customer base, and that it will help the locals recognize what a great job they have been doing with the place and so forth.

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