Articles by fats

It’s Time To Bid Goodbye To Vanaspati

Despite global warnings, trans fatty acids continue to be a part of our diet. And the biggest villain is the vanaspati still found in almost every Indian kitchen and eatery

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Are Samosas Chasing You?

'Samosas and other snacks will always follow you. The only way to stop indulging in them is to understand how foods cooked in polyunsaturated vegetable oils --sometimes with dangerous trans fats-- can have deadly consequences on your health..'

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Matter Of Fat: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Dr Shweta Khandelwal explains the dangers of trans fats, and why nutrition is interlinked with so many other variables like fiscal and other policies and the empowerment of civil society.

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Why Food Labels Need To Be Upfront, Useful And Understandable

Legible front of the pack labeling with symbols warning consumers about possibly dangerous ingredients is critical to check the rising rate of non-communicable diseases.

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‘We Must Fulfil Our Commitment To Cap Trans Fats By 2022’

Given the clear linkages between trans fatty acids or TFA and non-communicable diseases, we must act quickly to cap it, says Dr Rajan Sankar of Tata Trusts.

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Could Saturated Fat Actually Be Good For You?

An author's tryst with saturated fats defies conventional medical thinking, and suggests that we may have been very wrong about this much vilified fat

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‘The Meanest Of All The Fats’

Hydrogenated Trans Fats in our food cause irreparable harm to our cardiovascular system, killing more than 500,000 people every year. We need to cap it now.

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