The Truth about Heart-Healthy Eating
We debunk five myths about heart-healthy diets and give you truths you can take to heart.
Myth: Foods labeled "trans fat free" are heart-healthy.
Maybe not. Under FDA label regulations, if a serving of food contains 0.5 grams or less trans fats, the label can state "trans fat free". If one serving contains 0.4 milligrams per serving and you eat four servings, you've eaten close to the recommended limit of 2 - 2.5 grams per day. Also, some manufacturers are getting around the trans fat ban by replacing trans fats with saturated fats. Read the labels of all packaged food carefully, and, instead of fast-food fries, try our trans-fat-free Oven-Fries with Crisp Sage Leaves.
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