Over on my healthy-living journal, I celebrate the fact that McDonald's is finally getting rid of trans fats in their food.
Just five grams of trans fats a day can increase the risk of heart disease by 25%, according to a Harvard study.
A reader, Faye, left this comment: "Does that mean that McDonald's food is no longer taboo?"
Well, no, it doesn't mean that, exactly. Not if you are counting calories, or worried about proper nutrients.
But at least parents don't have to worry so much about poisoning their children and giving them the chance of future heart disease, when they buy them a happy meal.
Looking back, I believe the main source of trans fats in this household in the past was margarine. Cheap margarine. Stick margarine. And plenty of it. Nowadays I only buy tub margarine for the table, and butter for cooking (for the times when olive oil won't work).
Oh, the real purpose of this entry? To get that silly skull in the previous entry off the top of my journal; it was beginning to freak me out!