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FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats–Meet the Worst Offenders

Any day now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action to finally phase out trans fats from the American food supply, a move that should make your cardiologist’s job a lot easier.

FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats–Meet the Worst Offenders
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FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats–Meet the Worst Offenders

Any day now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action to finally phase out trans fats from the American food supply, a move that should make your cardiologist’s job a lot easier.

The artificial fat—invented to make deep-frying more convenient and baked goods more shelf-stable—has been linked repeatedly to heart disease. Its artery-clogging effects extend beyond your heart, however; reduced blood flow can impact everything from brain function to sexual function.

Municipalities like New York City and even retailers like Wal-Mart have taken action in an attempt to eliminate trans fats, but the artery-clogging ingredient—also called “partially hydrogenated oils”—still lurks in many popular foods. While the American Heart Association long ago urged people to get no more than 2 grams of trans fat a day, many supermarket and restaurant foods still feature up to four times as much.

Eat This, Not That! found some of the worst offenders:

Carrabba’s Calamari with Spicy Italian Peppers and Lemon Butter (regular size): 8 grams

Steak N Shake Sausage Gravy and Biscuits: 8 grams

A&W Large Breaded Onion Rings: 7 grams

Pop Secret Buttered Popcorn: 5 grams

Chillis Classic Ribeye: 4.5 grams fat

Marie Callendar’s Lattice Apple Pie: 3 grams

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit: 2.5 grams

Olive Garden Sicilian Cheesecake: 2 g

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