The above news is a victory for health. For years there has been scientific evidence that hydrogenated oils are not safe and should be removed. Now, the question is what will be the backlash? Food companies will now have to look for substitutes to preserve their foods thus making prices go up!
This is good but you are correct JB it is an excuse to raise prices even if a cheap alternative is found. Just reassures us we need to eat whole foods not man made.
Tasty fat: X-rays finding the blueprint of why fat is yummy
Over three years, a research team has collected increasingly complex samples of edible fat for research. They are using new data to characterize the nanoscale structure of different kinds of edible fats and applying the data to a model that predicts the effect of processes like heating and mixing on fat structure. If food manufacturers understand the unique structures of different fat compositions, they can better mimic the desirable tastes and textures of unhealthy fats with healthier alternatives, potentially impacting diseases closely tied to diet, according to a new article. Ref. Source 2y.
Yeah, I can believe this. The only oil I use if olive oil and even this I use sparingly. I guess I use it since it is 'in my blood' so to speak. My family on my dad's side owned olive tree groves in Greece at one time and I was raised on some of the freshest virgin olive oil you could imagine.
Yeah, I look at the ingredients of the things I eat any more. I used to eat just about anything, but those days are gone. And it's not just the oils they use, some of the preservatives sure sound like they can't be good for you. Now, I cheat on occasion but I try to stay away from anything like that and keep it away from the family as well.
There is more awareness about this but still far from what people need to know. They just hear about staying away from fat rather than how bad this particular oil is to the body. I heard rumors that industries were working on a substitute but I haven't seen anything definite yet.