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Finally, a Ban on Trans Fats
Last June, the FDA officially nixed dangerous artificial trans fats in processed foods. Once the 2018 deadline arrives, they'll officially be a thing of the past — which is a huge deal, says Michael F. Jacobson, PhD, executive director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Artificial trans fat is one of the most harmful substances in our food supply. It's a potent cause of heart disease. In fact, in 2012, experts estimated that cutting out partially hydrogenated oil could prevent 10,000 to 20,000 heart attacks per year," he says. "This ban is a tremendous victory for public health." Thanks, Washington. (How often do you get to say that?)
This super veg proved itself to be one heck of a delicious multitasker this year, standing in for everything from mashed potatoes to rice to pizza crust. And there's lots to love about cauli. It brings fiber, potassium, and folate to the table, but there's more: Cauliflower is also dramatically lower in calories than the foods it's replacing, and it never tastes like deprivation.
Pulse 8 cups cauliflower florets in a food processor until ricelike (or grate on large holes of a box grater). Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp coarse salt. Roast at 425°F on a rimmed baking sheet, stirring, 20 to 30 min. Serves 4. 83 cal per serving