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Foods Highest in Trans Fats

Written by Diet Bites


Fatty Acids, Fatty Abdomen

If you have pounds to lose, take note of where it has accumulated on your body. There will be puffs and pockets that are more prominent in some areas than others as this is how the body reacts whenever excess energy (kcals) are consumed but go unused by the body as they become candidates for storage - ready for future energy needs, when needed.

Some of the most common areas that tend to be more noticeable than others include: abdomen, hips, thighs, upper back all the way into the upper shoulder area, and the neck.

At times the face will develop a few unwanted chins and the older the individual, then the more prominent the chin. Even seniors who get that saggy chin often are at their recommended weight; it's simply nature's harsh way of accommodating the effect of years under the gravitational force.

If you are noticing puffy areas which are prominent in the upper abdomen, you would be defined as an apple.

If you have accumulations of stored energy in your hips and thigh areas, then you would be defined as a pear. And in today's world of dieting, it's much better to be the later rather than the former.

Take heart; although I am at my recommended healthy weight - I, too am an apple. I know such because when I was overweight, the excess energy became stored in my abdominal area. Yep - right up there, around the heart as well as in the lower regions.

What causes this?

The areas that are impacted are dictated by the gene pool - so it's a heredity situation.

As to the accumulation of fat itself, this is caused by too many happy foods in the daily diet which contain more calories than your body will use over the day. And when they contain Trans fat, whether we are apples or pears in theory, the result is more energy-holding cells which latch onto the abdominal area.

List of Foods High in Trans Fat Grams

The following data chart depicts some common foods which are high in this type of fatty acid and which should be avoided for healthier choices.

Foods Containing Trans-Fats

Total Grams

Trans-Fats in Cookies, Archway Home Style Cookies, 1 Cookie

Apple Filled Oatmeal

0.8

Chocolate Chip Drop

0.9

Cookies Jar Hermits

0.7

Dark Molasses

1.0

Date Filled Oatmeal

0.8

Dutch Cocoa

1.0

Iced Molasses

0.9

Iced Oatmeal

1.0

Trans-Fats in Meats, Ground Beef - Based on 3 Ounces of Pan-Browned

70% lean meat / 30% fat

0.74

75% lean meat / 25% fat

0.97

80% lean meat / 20% fat

1.03

85% lean meat / 15% fat

0.91

90% lean meat / 10% fat

0.64

95% lean meat / 5% fat

0.16

Trans-Fats in Candy Bars, 1 Bar

Nestle, Baby Ruth Bar

0.030

Snickers Candy Bar

0.257

Snickers Cruncker Bar

0.185

Snickers Marathon Honey Nut Oat Bar

0.023

Snickers Munch Bar

0.109

Milky Way Candy Bar

0.119

Milky Way Midnight Bar

0.119

Nestle, 100 Grand Bar

0.045

Nestle, Butterfinger Bar

0.024

Nestle, Chunky Candy - 1 square bar

0.064

Nestle, Goobers, Single Serving Pack

0.027

Nestle, O' Henry Candy Bar

0.029

Nestle, Raisinets, Single Serving Pack

0.036

Trans-Fats in Prepared Frozen Foods, Pantry Foods & Snacks

Crackers, saltines (includes oyster, soda, soup) - 1 cracker

0.360

Stouffer's Chicken Enchilada and Mexican-Style Rice with Monterey Jack Cheese Sauce, frozen entree - 1 meal

0.368

Stouffer's Lean Cuisine Homestyle Stuffed Cabbage with Meat in Tomato Sauce and Whipped Potatoes, frozen meal - 1 meal

0.2

Stouffer's Lean Cuisine Oriental Beef with Vegetables and Rice, frozen entree - 1 meal

0.153

Patio Beef and Bean Burrito, mild, frozen - 1 burrito

0.355

Healthy Choice Chicken Enchilada Suprema in Green Chili Sauce, Mexican Style Rice, Corn Medley, frozen meal - 1 meal

0.064

Ice Creams, Healthy Choice Praline and Caramel - 1/2 cup

0.043

Kid Cuisine Chicken Nuggets w/Pasta in Cheese Sauce, Corn in a Seasoned Sauce and Chocolate Pudding w/Sprinkles - 1 meal

1.544

Marie Callender's Beef Stroganoff and Noodles w/Carrots and Peas, frozen - 1 meal

0.332

Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie, frozen entree - 1 small pie

1.96

Banquet Original Fried Chicken Thigh Meal, w/Mashed Potatoes and Corn in Seasoned Sauce - 1 meal

1.1

Banquet Salisbury Steak Meal, Gravy & Salisbury Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Corn in Seasoned Sauce

0.8

Banquet Sliced Beef Meal, with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Peas in Seasoned Sauce, frozen meal - 1 meal

0.6

Banquet Turkey and Gravy w/Dressing Meal, Mashed Potatoes and Peas in Seasoned Sauce, 1 meal

0.4

Cocoa mix, Nestle, Hot Cocoa Mix Rich Chocolate With Marshmallows - 1 envelope

0.046

Milk, chocolate beverage, hot cocoa, homemade - 1 cup

0.180

La Choy Chow Mein Noodles, 1/2 cup

1.5

Trans-Fats in Cereals - Malt-0-Meal

Cocoa Dyno-Bites - 3/4 cup

0.003

Cinnamon Toasters - 3/4 cup

0.324

Coco-Roos

0.279

Colossal Crunch - 3/4 cup

0.14

Corn Bursts - 1 cup

0.05

Trans-Fats in Oils, Shortening, Margarine & Spreads

Margarine-like spread, Smart Beat Super Light without saturated fat - 1 Tablespoon

0.34

Oil, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated) and cottonseed, principal use as a tortilla shortening - 1 cup

67.2

Oil, vegetable, Natreon canola, high stability, high oleic (70%) - 1 Tablespoon

0.107

Shortening, Crisco All-Vegetable, can - 1 Tablespoon

0.073

Shortening, industrial, soy (partially hydrogenated ) for baking and confections - 1 cup

87.9

Trans-Fats in Fast Foods

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