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    Ingredients of Fat Substitute Products: Chip experiment

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    Select two sets of products from your daily diet such as butter/salad dressing and find similar products that use fat substitutes. Make a list of all the fat substitutes that you find listed on the ingredient labels of the products. Indicate what type of fat substitute you found (like the synthetic fat Olestra). Determine how many calories you would save by eating this reduced-fat product instead of the high-fat one. Compose a 200-word argument discussing why you would or would not choose the reduced-fat product as part of a healthy diet. Include in your discussion the RDA guidelines recommending less than 30% of total calories come from fat.

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    Products: Potato chips, Olean BakeLean: Olestra (marketed under the name Olean) is the fat-based fat replacer. It can be used for frying also, and therefore, is mainly used in crunchy snack foods. Pringles light original contains 0% calories from fat. One can save 120 calories from fat from a 14g Olean product as compared to the same amount in Vegetable oil. Compared to typical vegetable shortening or butter, Olean BakeLean contains 75% fewer calories and 75% less fat.

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