Thursday, February 09, 2006

McDonald's fries have more fats

It is now being revealed that McDonald's fries have more trans fats that previously thought. According to Ban Trans Fats, trans fat is far worse than saturated fat and is created during the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oil to provide the oil with a longer fry-life. From MSNBC:
McDonald's said that after using a new method to test the level of trans fats in its fries in December, the level of trans fats in a portion of large fries was 8 grammes, up from 6 grammes previously displayed on its website and printed on nutritional literature.

US dietary guidelines call for consumers to keep their intake of trans as close to zero as possible. Trans fats have been shown to raise levels of harmful cholesterol, contributing to heart disease.

The disclosure comes at an awkward time for the world's largest fast food operator, which has been attempting to rebuild trust among consumers in some markets – notably the UK – in its ingredients and food preparation methods.
Now you know why their fries taste so damn good.

11 comments:

panda said...

so i told ya

Shy said...

But, but I love McDonald's fries.

Mr Big said...

McDonald's is evil. They lied!

Myra Leong said...

Mac fries are the best currently even with all those trans fats. My previous favourite is A&W Curly Fries. Oh how much I miss them.

straydog said...

Like they say.. "most good things in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening"

If it taste better, you becha they would be laden with fat.

Gina said...

i am still going to eat my fries!!!

cowlyn said...

A&W curly fries is the only fries that can beat Macs.

primus said...

Does the increase of 2 grammes of trans fat make it more harmful?

Mr Big said...

Rule of thumb is to limit the amount of trans fat intake daily.

Lord Kimbo said...

Anyone wonders why fat tastes so good all the time?

pinkdior said...

hmmm becoz it does!

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