Wendy's Whacks Trans Fat


Wendy's is now cooking their French fries and chicken in a blend of soy and corn oil that's almost free of trans fats.

That chain says switching to less-fatty oil will drop the trans fat content of a medium
serving of Wendy's fries to 0.5 grams from six grams.
A similar size serving of McDonald's fries contains 3.5 grams of trans fats, while a small serving of fries from Burger King contains three grams of trans fats.

Dieticians say Americans eat an average of 45 pounds of fries each year per person.

Dieticians say five grams of trans fats a day raises your risk of heart disease by 25 percent.

Although the new blend of cooking oil is “healthier,” it's still not healthy. Dieticians remind you that any fatty food is still fatty no matter what kind of oil it's fried in.

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