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The Ban on Trans Fat : What it Means For Your Health

When it comes to unhealthy food additives, trans fat has been a common ingredient that has been said to have a negative impact on our health. While it has been deemed unhealthy, until now it has been allowed by the Food and Drug Administration to be used in a plethora of food products.

A recent ban of the additive has been put into effect, and all companies that use trans fat have exactly three years to completely remove it from their products. But what is trans fat, and how will this impact our food? Read more to find out more information about trans fat and how this ban will impact your food products.


It is important to familiarize yourself with what trans fat is, what it was used for and what made it unhealthy. Trans fat is a type of unsaturated fat and has been used in a variety of products including: margarine, snack foods and packaged baked goods. Trans fat is dangerous and harmful to your health in that it may be one of the leading causes of heart problems such as heart disease.

Benefits of the Ban of Trans fat

Like most unhealthy foods, while eating them in small portions won’t be detrimental to your health, they may still show long-term negative impacts on your health. Trans fat is a type of ingredient that has shown to be a huge factor when it comes to health problems. One of the main health issues that may arise from the consumption of large quantities of trans fat, is the ability to create a resistance to insulin in the body. With the ban of this additive, it is more likely that products will become healthier, as they won’t contain a product that has a negative impact on the heart and production of insulin in the body. 

Awareness of Ingredients

With this recent ban, it may be more apparent that we need to be looking at the ingredients of our food products to make sure that we know what we are eating. While it may be public knowledge that trans fat was unhealthy, not everyone was aware of this unhealthy additive in their foods. With this public knowledge, there are hopes that many families will make healthier choices when it comes to finding the best foods for their families.

Healthy Lifestyles with Chiropractic Care

How we take care of our bodies now, will impact our healthy in the long run. This includes not only our eating lifestyle, but how we take care of our bodies in terms of staying active and mobile. In order to get the full positive impact of healthy eating, we also need to take care of our bodies on the outside. Chiropractic care may help with improving your range of motion, immune and nervous system with a variety of adjustments. These types of adjustments which involve the spine and neck may help with your health and make a positive impact alongside your improvement of your eating lifestyle. 

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