Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 298- Nutrition Bites

Kruddy Kreme needs to get rid of trans fat products. The original glazed doughnut has 3 grams of saturated fat plus 3 1/2 grams of trans fat. A chocolate iced kreme filled doughnut has 5 grams of saturated fat plus 7 grams of trans fat. The American Heart Association recommends that people consume less than 2 grams of trans fat in an entire day. Trans fats occur in small amounts naturally in meat and dairy products; thus no room for industrial manufactured trans fats.
- Nutrition Action, January 2008, p.16

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Great! I don't think trans fats should be allowed in manufactured foods and Krispy Kreme should get ahead of the game. Most doughnut shops are replacing trans fats with saturated fats. I'm not sure why Kruddy Kreme is taking so long to jump on the band wagon!

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