Health Canada will ban trans fat next year.
For those of you that are concerned about trans fats in our food, this is good news.
You will not find any artificial trans fat(trans fatty acid) on any dining plates across the country come September 15th, 2018.
Trans fats are used to extend the shelf life of foods like pastries, packaged goods, and other baked products. Companies add trans fat to their products to help them last longer, therefore making more money in the end.
What are the effects of trans fat on our bodies you might ask?
Oils found in trans fats raise levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDl is considered “bad” cholesterol. It also lowers the “good” cholesterol levels in the body.
When this happens our heart health can be affected.
On September 15th, 2018 all foods sold in Canada (including imported as well as local), and restaurant prepared meals will not be permitted to contain trans fat.
What do you think of these changes?