FDA Food Labeling Makes An Impact
FDA food labeling has a real impact on American’s health.
In a good way!
The research shows just how effective these strategies can be when attempting to change behaviors.
By labeling and banning trans fats a significant, positive change has occurred.
Blood levels of trans fat declined 58 percent from 2000 to 2008. FDA began requiring trans-fat labeling in 2003. During the same period several parts of the country — New York most famously — passed laws limiting trans fats in restaurant food and cooking. The makers of processed food also voluntarily replaced trans fats with less harmful oils.
The decline, unusually big and abrupt, strongly suggests government regulation was effective in altering a risk factor for heart disease for a broad swath of the population.
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Tags: bad cholesterol, Banning trans fats, FDA, FDA food labels, food labeling, good cholesterol, HDL, high cholesterol, LDL, Trans Fat, Trans Fats
Green Tea Lowers Cholesterol
The good news is that drinking green tea can lower cholesterol.
Good because we can all do it.
Green tea is accessible and affordable. It also, makes a great replacement for sugary caffeinated drinks because it offers a lift with just a hint of caffeine along with cancer fighting, fat busting polyphenols and flavonoids
Advocates say green tea’s heart-healthy benefits are due in part to a large concentration of polyphenols, which block the absorption of cholesterol in the gut. But skeptics argue that any beneficial effect would be small, and the side effects from a few too many cups a day not worth it.
As part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, the benefits of green tea are hard to ignore.
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Tags: benefits of green tea, cancer, cholesterol, flavonoids, good cholesterol, green tea, HDL, heart disease, LDL, polyphenols., type 2 diabetes, weight loss