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.
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.