Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BC Restaurants Ban Trans Fats

Although this is something that has already happened in some parts of the world like Denmark and New York City, we Canadians are slowly jumping on the bandwagon (in a good way!) to getting trans-fat free! BC is the first whole province in Canada to actually ban trans fats in restaurants, and hopefully this will be a growing trend. Some cities, such as Calgary, have restrictions on trans fats, but there's been nothing on this sort of scale before in Canada.

It's no secret that trans fats are detrimental to our health, so this is a step in the right direction for the government and restaurateurs alike to be more socially responsible and promote the health across the board. The rules take effect on September 30th of this year. So, if you're planning on attending the 2010 Olympics, you and your heart can rest assured that your plate of fries will be free of artery-clogging trans fats!