Processed foods are obviously a big part of the market and they’re unlikely to go away any time soon, unfortunately they’re also incredibly unhealthy in many cases. The good news is that today the FDA announced that they’re officially proposing new regulations that should dramatically improve the healthiness of processed food as a whole.
Currently many processed foods contain very high levels of trans fats and according to essentially everyone they’re absolutely the least healthy thing that a person can eat. Based on a variety of recent health studies the FDA is concluding that trans fats are not safe for human consumption and as a result they’re proposing to ban them from food entirely. This is absolutely great news because this change alone could have a noticeable impact on America’s obesity problems. Obviously this isn’t enough to completely resolve the problem but doctors, health experts, and everyone else agree that the FDA definitely needs to work hard at making this ban happen.
The FDA is planning to setup a committee to begin weighing the possibilities of banning trans fats and many experts feel that it will likely happen in soon. This is great news for everyone, assuming the ban passes, and it’ll definitely establish a new standard for healthy meal options.