trans fat

Ludicrous Labeling

Nonna Joann • February 23rd, 2010 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Cool Whip has 0g trans fat!
That’s what the label says. I’m NOT kidding.
I wanted to purchase a tub of Cool Whip for a talk I was giving on the
“10 Worst Foods of the Decade” and couldn’t find the tub variety, so I bought the aerosol can.
As you can imagine, I was more than a [...]

Nonna Joann’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 24th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Nonna’s Ten ‘Worst’ Foods of the Decade Part 2
Our food supply has become so polluted that it’s difficult to discern what’s a whole food and what’s not. I’ve divided my ‘Top 10 Worst Foods of the Decade’ in half. Today’s blog contains the second half: 5 through 1.
Click Here to see Part One. [...]

The Decade’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 22nd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Part 1
How Did I Choose the Foods On Nonna’s ‘Worst’ Foods List?
I must admit this list was harder to put together than I first thought. Our food supply is mostly processed and when you’re talking about processed anything, well, it’s just not healthy. I decided to pick the most common horrible foods I could think [...]

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Trans Fat Being Removed

Nonna Joann • July 28th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Party Time
Cause for celebration: I read this in yesterday’s morning paper, “Unilever spreads to lose trans fats.” YIPEE! I was rejoicing when the article stated, “Unilever, which sells more tubs of soft margarine spread than anyone, will unveil today plans to remove (Yes, it said REMOVE.) all partially hydrogenated oils—artificial trans fats—from its soft-spread brands including I [...]

Kid Food

Nonna Joann • April 2nd, 2009 • Mealtimes with Kids

Kid Foods Are Fake Foods
Kid food looks and tastes like food; offering little or absolutely no nutrition whatsoever. Real food is a substance eaten for nourishment. You can be assured of a picky eater, by regularly purchasing kid foods, training little taste buds to prefer fake foods.
If you want to know what kid food is, just [...]

Eating Out and Trans Fat

Nonna Joann • March 8th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Twenty-one percent of toddlers eat French fries EVERY DAY!

In the United States, typical French fries have about 40 percent trans fat, and many cookies and crackers range from 30 to 50 percent trans fat. Doughnuts have approximately 35 percent trans fatty acids. A couple of the worst offenders are found in many kitchens-stick margarine and [...]

Nonna’s Happy Meal Blog

Nonna Joann • March 3rd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Even picky eaters will eat fast food, especially French fries. A recent survey found the French fry to be baby’s first finger food. When I talk to moms, they always insist their children don’t eat that many French fries. Someone is in denial.
Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed government data on 6,500 children and teens, ages 2 to 18. They [...]

Altered Fats Hiding in Your Food

Nonna Joann • January 9th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I’m fried! That’s right, absolutely fried. Altered fats make me crazy. Today, food is genetically modified and irradiated. There are over 3,000 additives found in food! Yet, people are genetically designed to thrive on a naturally derived diet.
Fake foods are loaded with sugar, white flour, and altered fats. Today, we’ll focus on fats which have [...]

We Lie About What We Eat

Nonna Joann • August 28th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

We regularly lie about three things: sex, money, and what we eat.
We lie most about what we eat. Because we desperately want to believe we eat a healthy diet; we comfort ourselves with lies and food myths. We believe we eat better than most of the world!
Americans are fatter than the rest of the world, [...]

Junk Food Is, Well, Junk

Nonna Joann • July 15th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

Morgan Spurlock, producer, director, and guinea pig of Super-Size Me, shocked America by documenting his month-long fast-food binge. I had no desire to watch his movie…until recently. I thought the premise was preposterous, after all, who wouldn’t expect to gain weight after eating exclusively at McDonalds?
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Supersize-Me, actually shed light [...]