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    Fat Substitutes in the Diet

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    Select two 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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    While it is assumed that the post is about fat reduction in the diet and fat substitutes are a way to do that, the problem is that there is a lot of controversy with some of these ingredients. Granted, people consume too much fat today, with the idea around 30 percent of the diet, and while there is a definite need for consumption of fat, especially healthy fat, comparing options is desirable.

    Lays Potato chips have 160 calories for 16 chips, whereas WOW chips have Ruffles Wow Fat Free ...

    Solution Summary

    Checking ingredients of fat free and reduced fat foods is discussed.