While reading my morning weight loss and fitness emails today I ran across a very crude and funny article.
The article is the about the fact that Pringles Light uses Olean (the brand name of Olestra) as a way to reduce the amount of bad fats they use to make their "light" chips and the side effects of eating them.
For you who do not know, Olestra has some pretty nasty side effets including loose stool, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. Also Olestra inhibits absorption of certain vitamins and nutrients.
The FDA was also very hesitant to approve this product fearing consumers would eat more junk food with Olestra since it had less calories and would not make healthier choices in their food.
Well Olestra/Olean were approved by the FDA and are now in several varieties of chips. The writer of this article learned first hand about the after math of eating to many Olean chips. Readers beware, this article is graphic and kind of raunchy, but it has a point. Read at your own risk...
The Article: Pringles Light!