By Ankita Gupta Sehgal  on: 18 January 2016
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Trans fats are the type of fats which are rarely present in natural form but can be created artificially. It is naturally present in animals like cattle and sheep in small amounts.

Today The Largest Amount Of Trans-Fats Are Being Produced Artificially By The Processed Food Industry. Vegetable Oils Are Treated To Convert Them Into Semi Solid Fats Which Have The Right Consistency To Replace Animal Fats Like Butter And Lard And That Too At A Much Lower Cost. Since These Trans-Fats Are An Inexpensive Alternative, They Are Used In The Fast Food, Fried, Processed Foods And Baked Good Industries.

Apart from imparting right flavour and texture, they also give processed foods higher shelf life.

Health implications of Trans-Fat

1. Increase the bad LDL cholesterol
2. Decrease the good HDL cholesterol
3. Leads to plaque formation in arteries
4. Increase other health risks like cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Check your Food Labels

1. Zero Transfat – means may be some trans fat. FDA allows food with 0.5 gms of trans fat per serving to be called as Zero Transfat
2. Labels that say “contains partially hydrogenated oil” means it contains trans fat.
Trans-fat is present in:
1. Cookies, pastries, Donuts, cakes, biscuits
2. Fried foods
3. Frozen foods
4. Microwaveable popcorn
5. Muffin
6. Frozen chicken and noodles

Healthier snack alternatives

1. Fruits and vegetables
2. Whole grain products with hummus or yoghurt dip
3. Lean meats
4. Oily fish like salmon
5. Steamed snack items like Idlis, dhokla, upma and poha


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Ever wondered why despite of the increasing awareness about health and fitness, with health clubs at every corner of the city, there is increasing plethora of diseases mainly obesity and its implications like diabetes, hypertension, insulin insensitivity etc. The answer might lie in the fact that in-spite of all the awareness, people are still hooked on to processed foods like breads, pasta, ready to eat foods, packaged juices and many more. This is probably because of the lack of time, increasing pressures to meet deadlines etc that people find it convenient to grab ready to eat foods. A lot of processed foods are termed as White foods. White food refers to the category to foods which are white in color and that have gone through processing and refining, stripping them off their Fiber, and more importantly their Vitamins and minerals bleaching their colors etc. White food can also be termed as “Simple or bad carbs”. All carbs are not devil but processed, manipulated, bleached carbs are – which get turns â€œWhite”in color after processing. Under this category comes the following foods: Refined Flour (maida),table sugar, white rice, bread, pastas, semolina (sooji), corn starch. The myth that surrounds a lot of people is that Milk and its products, onions, cauliflower, potatoes, bananas also comes under this category of white foods posing similar health issues as processed foods does. But its important to mention here that natural, unprocessed white foods have their fiber, and other nutrients intact making them â€œGood Carbs”. Since White foods (refined foods) are simpler in their structure, the energy stored in them is released very rapidly with the sudden surge of insulin in our body. The high energy released is not utilized by the body leading to its storage primarily as body fat. And eventually increases the craving of more energy dense, carbohydrate rich foods. Contrary to this, unprocessed foods are higher in volume and thus filling which keeps the hunger pangs away for a long duration. The possible health hazards of consuming White foods are: Excess insulin (released after consumption of bad carbs) promotes the storage of fat, leads to rapid weight gain, elevated triglyceride level, and chances of developing insulin insensitivity Therefore, always include brown rice, whole grain breads, whole wheat pastas, multigrain and whole grain flour instead of their unhealthy counterparts.
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