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Let's Improve the American Diet

by Mark F. on Monday, January 6, 2014

If something could be done to prevent over 10,000 heart attacks and over 3,000 deaths per year, shouldn’t we do it?

Last fall the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action to save lives and improve the American diet by declaring industrially-produced trans fats – known as partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) – unsafe for use in food. The decision would require food producers to remove PHOs and use healthier ingredients in their products. However, the FDA needs to hear from you to make this decision official.

Tell the FDA to save lives by eliminating trans fats in our food!

Trans fats are known to increase bad cholesterol which heightens your risk for heart disease and stroke. By eliminating trans fats from the American diet, we could prevent 10,000 – 20,000 heart attacks and 3,000 -7,000 deaths due to coronary heart disease every year!

Many foods have harmful trans fats, including fried foods, pastries, pizza dough and even crackers. The food that we eat should be safe and everything should be done to improve the health of Americans. Eliminating PHOs, or industrially-produced trans fats, is one way to accomplish this.  

Show your support for eliminating trans fats by contacting the FDA today! We even have a letter started for you!

Thank you again for all that you do!

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Comments (26)

  • Definitely I am for anything we can do to improve the quality of food in America. I agree that many other countries including third world countries have better quality food than we do in America. Someone already mentioned the chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics in our food and I will add high sucrose sugars, high sodium, and GMO's. America deserves better. We live in a wealthy, prosperous country yet the food sources available to us are dismal and barely resembles nutrition any more.  

    — Robin H.

  • WHY IS THE US THE LAST TO GET RID OF CHEMICALS, TRANS FATS ETC.. IN OUR FOOD?   WE ARE ALWAYS BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES. WHY CAN'T WE IMPROVE PLASTICS, CANADA HAS. THIS IS WHY SO MANY DISEASES ARE SO PREVELANT NOW,  BECAUSE OF CHEMICALS ON OUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES,  PLASTICS,  LAWN CHEMICALS & FACTORY FARMING, ANTIBIOTICS IN MEAT AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS!!!!  AT THE VERY LEAST GET RID OF THE TRANS FATS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

    — laura r.

  • Thank you again to everyone who commented on this post! They have been very interesting to read and I appreciate hearing all of your points-of-view!!!

    — Mark F.

  • Thank you again to everyone who commented on this post! They have been very interesting to read and I appreciate hearing all of your points-of-view!!!

    — Mark F.

  • As much as I eliminate all the foods that are unhealthy for me, many of the foods are still saturated with trans fat and makes it extremely difficult for me to loose weight and eliminate other health issues that I currently face.

    — Yesenia M.

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