Public health folks prepping for Thanksgiving cooking
I am very thankful for the (slightly nutty) public health professionals that keep us all safe.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed measures that would all but eliminate artificial trans fats, the artery clogging substance that is a major contributor to heart disease in the United States, from the food supply.
[The ban…] could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.
According to a study from the University of Washington, the rift between healthy grub and junk food is wider than it’s ever been. Researchers were able to buy 2,000 calories of junk food for $3.52 — that’s an entire day’s caloric intake — where nutritious foods cost them a whopping $36 for the same 2,000 calories.