Happy New Year!
Project Swole readers already know that trans-fats are bad for us. We also know partially hydrogenated oils are bad for us. These fats are not essential and should comprise about 0.0% of our dietary intake of fats. Now those who have homes or apartments in California can rest easy because trans-fats are on their way out!
Several states have already banned partially hydrogenated oil in restaurants, but California is the first one to outlaw trans-fats with fines of up to $1000 for an infraction. You can thank our hero Arnold Schwarzenegger for this latest step to improving the American diet.
Trans-fats are arguably the worst fats you can eat, but should the government have the right to make laws against selling those foods in restaurants?
Normally I fight for the right to free will. People should be able to educate themselves and make choices based on their knowledge. The problem is that it’s not working. Americans are fricken stupid when it comes to their health. I’m not exempt from that category, and you probably aren’t either.
For the protection of our children and our arteries, I am going to have to say I agree with the law. Screw trans-fats and all their deep-frying goodness. Better to just ban that crap and be done with it, than continue to let kids who are being raised by idiots, munch away on fried dough all day long.
Read more about a whole slew of new California laws here: California ushers in new laws limiting trans fats, the paparazzi and more