For a fat-free holiday, go to Chelsea, Massachusetts

Want to choose a hotel which is guaranteed not to serve fat food? Go to Chelsea in Massachusetts!

Published 03 January 2013 in Travel Articles

Eating well is the key to fitness and health, yet obesity is still on the rise.

A Boston suburb has taken action on reducing the girth of its population by banning trans fats in their food.

According to the Boston Globe, the first phase of the ban will take effect in September, making Chelsea, Massachusetts one of the most fat-free cities in America.

All food service establishments must comply by serving food free of trans fats. This includes hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, delis and even tea rooms.

Any food sellers found breaking the law will be fined $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense and $500 for any further offenses.

Trans fats are made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil and this acts as a preservative. Unfortunatley, trans fats are known to increase bad cholesterol more than other types of fats.

Philadelphia is also to impose the ban in eateries and commercial kitchens and other towns such as Chicago and San Francisco are expected to follow suit. The latter already has a voluntary program in place.

Last year Mayor Michael Bloomberg's caused controversy by banning an 16 ounce-or-larger sugary sodas in New York City.

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