In this episode of our latest mini-series on “Food Demons,” we confront one of the latest players to catch America’s attention: Trans Fats. Of all the nutritional information our country has had to absorb over the past 20 years, we could never have imagined something so potentially dangerous.
But, Tostones fans – fear not. Prime Planet’s delicious snack treats contain zero grams (0g) of trans fats. And as we discussed in our last installment, our all-natural green plantain Tostones are also cholesterol-free.
How Trans Fats Affect My Health
Trans fats raise your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol levels. Eating trans fats increases your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. It’s also associated with a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
That’s pretty serious stuff. And that, of course, got us wondering…
Where Trans Fats Come From
The primary dietary source for trans fats in processed food is “partially hydrogenated oils.” Look for them on the ingredient list on food packages. In November 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are no longer “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) in human food.
What’s important to know about partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is that, until recently, it was contained in the bulk of America’s snack foods.
That’s why we need to talk. Because here at Prime Planet, we care about your health. Many Americans have been asking if there’s any way to rid their bodies of the different trans fats they might have consumed over their lifetimes.
What Experts Have to Say
To cleanse your body of trans fat, eat more whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean meats, fish, nuts, and lean poultry. Cut back on consumption of processed foods. If you are craving a snack, then find one without any trans fats – like Prime Planet Tostones.
OK, we added that last part – experts haven’t officially endorsed our product. But we are “the experts” in making delicious healthier-for-you snack chips available for distribution to wholesalers and retailers all across the U.S.
A Pledge for Healthy Goodness
Prime Planet’s corporate pledge for “no cholesterol, 0g trans-fats” products aligns with the desire among our food industry customers to provide their consumers with more healthy, sustainable, great-tasting snacks.
“We know that health and wellness are priorities for distributors and retail food chains whose shoppers are seeking certified foods that are healthy alternatives to other traditional snack chips,” says Marie Gonzalez, business development manager at Prime Planet.
“And because our Tostones are better for you than other salty chip options, they’re resonating with consumers all across the American snack market, so it’s a perfect match between customer desires, changing marketplace trends for wellness, and what we provide.”