We should call on countries to ban the use of trans fatty acids.
Trans fatty acids are found in many foods and are especially popular among children and young adults. Like bubble tea, egg yolk pie, strawberry pie, most of the biscuits, chocolate, salad dressing, chips, fried chicken, instant noodles, instant coffee and so on.
Trans fatty acids are hydrogenated vegetable oils, which are difficult to excrete, will raise cholesterol, and form plaques of blood vessels, which is extremely harmful to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
Now everyone knows its harm, and when buying something, you will also look at the ingredient list. However, the merchant does not label trans fatty acids, it also has other names, such as cocoa butter, margarine partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, hydrogenated palm oil, hydrogenated fat, hydrogenated vegetable oil, ghee, margarine, shortening, snow-white cream and so on.
Since 2003, a total of 58 countries around the world have banned the addition and use of industrially produced trans fatty acids in food, beverages and catering.
Europe: Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Germany, Austria
Asia: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Thailand, Singapore
Oceania: New Zealand, Australia
South America: Brazil, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname, Mexico
North America: 58 countries including the United States, Canada, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominica, Greenland, Trinidad, Tobago, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis.