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Time Magazine: Olestra is Top 50 Worst Inventions of All Time

In regards to nutrition, what greater equation could there be than zero grams of cholesterol, zero calories and zero grams of fat? In January 1996, the FDA permitted olestra as a food additive. Cut out the poor cooking oil. Eliminate the offer of shortening. Frito-Lay was one of the primary companies to join board, introducing its WOW! Section of potato chips in 1998 to claim fat-free stomach satisfaction. But olestra turned out to be a compound. It not only removed unwanted weight from foods but also negated the body’s power to absorb important vitamins. Side effects included cramps, gas and loose bowels, turning fat-free French fries into a foiled business trend. The FDA has held olestra as an appropriate food additive to this day, though, leaving its health benefits within the hands of individual consumers.


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