Be aware of ingredient labels listing Olestra (OLEAN) and/or catch phrases such as LIGHT or FAT FREE.
Also watch for wording that vitamins A, D, E or K have been added in. Olean depletes these vitamins.
BEST advice is to simply avoid the crunchy/munchies isle of your super market at least for starters.
The older I get, the more I realize that taking good care of yourself is a full time job. You simply have to be diligent and read labels and often read between the lines and do your own research. That applies to the food industry as well as the pharmaceutical industry.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in"
"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience"
Take a look: Many countries have BANNED Olestra for health reasons but NOT the good old USA.
By Chris GentilvisoThursday, May 27, 2010
When it comes to nutrition, what better equation could there be than zero calories, zero grams of cholesterol and zero grams of fat? In January 1996, the FDA approved olestra as a food additive. Cut out the unhealthy cooking oil. Shred the package of shortening. Bury the stick of butter. Frito-Lay was among the first companies to jump on board, introducing its WOW! division of potato chips in 1998 to claim fat-free stomach satisfaction. But olestra proved to be a greedy chemical. It not only removed unwanted fat from foods but also negated the body's ability to absorb essential vitamins. Side effects included cramps, gas and loose bowels, turning fat-free French fries into a foiled business fad. The FDA has kept olestra as a legal food additive to this day, though, leaving its health implications in the hands of individual consumers.