Everyone is concerned about their health and eating healthy foods today. Many people have chronic diseases that are exacerbated by poor diet. With our busy lifestyles, we think it's much easier to patronize the drive-through window than to cook meals ourselves. But we're putting our collective and individual health at risk, losing time in the long run.
Trans fat is emerging as one of the greatest culprits in our health crisis. For years, we were encouraged to avoid saturated and animal fats and consume low- or no-cholesterol, polyunsaturated oils and hydrogenated fats like shortening and margarine. Scientists and nutritionists are now discovering that that advice was incorrect.
So what do we do now? Is there a way to eat a varied and balanced diet that doesn't include trans fat? Are the foods we enjoy going to lose their good taste and texture? And is it difficult to avoid consuming trans fat?
Yes, you can eat a diet that doesn't include trans fat. You'll learn about the latest research and the best ways to feed your family a nutritious, healthy, and delicious diet that won't leave them feeling deprived. You'll learn how to look for trans fats in foods—and which one of the two kinds of trans fats you should avoid.
The foods that you eat will actually taste better. Fresh foods, simply prepared with natural fats and oils and lots of spices, herbs, and seasonings, are what your body was meant to eat. After you've cooked for yourself, you'll find that the processed foods and fast foods you loved taste flat and artificial.
It's not difficult to avoid consuming trans fat. It just takes a little education and a little bit of work. Reading food labels will become second nature, and you'll be able to tell at a glance whether the food you're putting in your shopping cart is trans fat–free.
You'll find recipes for classic Real French Fries along with baked Cheesy Home Fries with less fat and fewer calories. You can choose from baked Glazed Raised Doughnuts or classic Cake Doughnuts, cakes, pastries, and pies that are all more delicious than store-bought products and are better for you as well. And you'll nourish your family in emotional and psychological ways, too, by getting them involved in the cooking and meal-planning process.