"Eating food which is naturally low in fat and calories may be a better route than relying on fat substitutes
or artificial sweeteners."
For that reason, the FDA requires that foods containing the fat substitute
carry a warning label.
The Top Ten Slogans for the New Fat Substitute
included: "We can't tell you exactly how we make it, but we can say this: 10 monkeys go into a room and only nine come out." And Mike Deupree, a columnist for The Cedar Rapids Gazette, where Max products are being test marketed, checked out the new chips himself.
It appears to be pretty much the same story with fat substitutes
. We're advised to eat less than 30 percent of our calories as fat.
This presumption helps explain CSPI's campaign against olestra, a promising fat substitute
that the group helped sink by linking it to stomach cramps, diarrhea, and "anal leakage." Foods fried in olestra, a synthesis of sugar and vegetable oil also known as sucrose polyester, have the same texture as foods fried in oil, but olestra adds no calories because its molecules are too large to be digested.
commissioned both studies to meet FDA requirements for post-marketing surveillance of the fat substitute
, also known by the brand name Olean.
And they're adding indigestible gums and cellulose derivatives to foods as emulsifiers and fat substitutes
. Needless to say, no one has looked at what happens to people who eat more than one of these additives on the same day.
Called Oatrim because it is made from oat flour, the product offers the additional advantage that it contains soluble fiber, rather than simply being a fat substitute
. A combination of the carbohydrate, amylodextrin, and beta glucan, the main fiber in oats and barley, Oatrim has been licensed by the USDA to two manufacturers, Quaker and ConAgra.
* In an attempt to match the texture of ice cream, the new frozen desserts use an array of ingredients, from Simplesse (a fat substitute
made from proteins of egg whites and milk) and maltodextrin (a starch-based product) to polydextrose (a derivative of cornstarch) and a variety of natural gums (such as guar and cellulose).
Be aware some contain olestra (Olean), a calorie-free fat substitute
that in large amounts can cause loose stools.
The ice cream is made with skimmed milk and a carbohydrate based fat substitute
. A luxury chocolate ice cream for less than 150 calories.
It has an excellent mouthfeel and could have applications as a fat substitute