Olestra 'FAT-FREE FAT'???
It sounds like a musical to me. I imagine scads of scantily clad showgirls
with big headdresses kicking it Vegas Style as the dance and sing the praises
of Olestra, the fat subsitute.
Oh! Oh! O-Les-Tra - eat it up and the pounds melt right away! And your
favourite treat - will taste more sweet, when you know that it will not
make you gain!
Yeah, something like that. But right when the curtain for the second
act is about to go up - the stage manager realizes that there's no one
there to go on stage - the babes are duking it out in the ladies room
for a seat - foolish people actually ate the stuff!
MAY CAUSE STOMACH CRAMPS AND DIAHERREA
Oops, did I forget to mention that? Our good friends at Proctor and
Gamble bring up this lovley fat substitute that will make us sick.
And the government says that's okay. As long as they remember to warn
us, I deserve everything I get, right?
Here's a little more info:
In June, FDA made approved a new fake fat - Olestra.
Unlike some of the earlier substitute fats, which are already on
the market, Olestra doesn't get absorbed by the body; but it still goes
through the digestive tract. Since it doesn't get absorbed it goes
straight through are digestive system. This miracle fat (as some people
call it), was developed by Proctor & Gamble. It works by being so
indigestible that it bypasses any means that would allow your body
to absorb it.
One of the most interesting things that these fake fats reduce the fat and
calories while keeping the texture of real fat. While most of the other
fake fats can't withstand the cooking temperatures like natural...