Should the State of Texas have something to say about the food on your plate, or how it is cooked?
State Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) plans to hold a news conference on Thursday to announce legislation to ban artificial trans fats from Texas Restaurants.
House Bill 1523 proposes a ban on trans fats in all Texas restaurants and would require that all prepared and served food items contain less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, according to a news release sent to 2 on the Beat.
It goes on to say that consumption of trans fats, even at low levels, can increase your cholesterol, and heighten the risk for strokes, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
What do you think? Should Texas ban artificial trans fats from restaurants?