We all love pastas and having a cheesy dinner with our loved ones. But do you know that pastas, enjoyed by both young and old, is marked as unregulated in terms of iTFA content in Pakistan.
Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth for chocolates? We all do, right! But we must realize that the iTFA content in dairy products is the highest in Pakistan.
Treating our kids is a routine thing for most of us. But what about their precious health? Unknowingly, we are treating them with silent killers.
How about starting your day with a cheesy omelet or having a cheesy burger for lunch? As delicious as that sounds, it’s worth noting that the cheese we love is packed with high levels of iTFAs.
No breakfast is quite complete without a delicious toast spread with margarine. But, ever thought about the not-so-welcome guests in that spread? Trans fatty acids might be sneakily draining our energy instead of giving us the boost we need for a great day ahead.
Our breakfast preferences have evolved, and cereals are now a common go-to. However, the problem is that these industrially produced delights also come loaded with high levels of iTFAs.
7. Chips and Packed Snacks
A quick snack between meals or a pack of chips while you watch your favorite show—sounds like a perfect moment, right? Well, hold on a sec! While you’re savoring those leisurely moments, you’re also treating your body to some not-so-friendly free poison.
A hot evening tea with side of hot jalebis on a rainy day – absolute comfort food for so many of us. Unfortunately, jalebis are also high in iTFA content.
9. Samosas and Pakoras
University or college canteen’s samosas and pakoras are the fondest memory for many of us, but alas! Their consumption is also slowly killing us.
10. Cookies, Cakes and Pastries
Who doesn’t want to celebrate a joyous moment with some sweet treats? Whether it’s a birthday or a graduation event, cake is a must-have. However, the not-so-sweet reality is that dairy products in bakery goodies often come with heavy levels of iTFAs, putting our health at risk. It’s like cutting our life short while we cut into that birthday cake.
11. Edible Oils
Pakistani cuisine is renowned for its delectable flavors. But let’s get real—those mouthwatering dishes, cooked in various oils, are they really healthy? Unfortunately, not so much. They happen to be a major source of iTFA in our country.
12. Street Food
Pakistan also has a diverse street food which range from salty savors to sweet ones. It’s the go-to option for many of us in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. However, here’s the issue: street food, despite its tempting flavors, is also a high-risk contender for our health, packing in those sneaky high levels of iTFAs.
None of us want to say goodbye to our loved ones or our favorite foods. What we can do is demand iTFA regulation from the government. You can have your voice heard by signing the TRANSFORM Pakistan petition demanding immediate and mandatory governmental regulation on iTFA across all foods in Pakistan!