Avoid Trans Fats, Prevent Obesity

By: Cathrine

We all know that is rising not only in west but in most parts of Asia as well. With people all over the world giving in to western style of living, it was quite expected that problem of obesity is going to occur everywhere but no one thought that obesity will skyrocket at such a rapid rate and that too in such a short succession. Major culprits being fast food joints like McDonald's, Pizza Huts and alike which originated in western world and now becoming a popular trend in other parts as well.

Most of the food items available here contain harmful trans fats. Trans fats are found in vegetable shortening, some margarines (especially stick margarines), candies, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, baked goods, salad dressings, and other processed foods. Now a day, trans fats are found in more than 50% of foods on grocery shelves. These fats can raise cholesterol levels leading to obesity and can even increase the risk of heart disease. Despite obesity, trans fats can also cause infertility in women. Studies have revealed that the more women eat trans fats the more they are likely to become infertile.

Trans fats interfere with activity of cell receptors involved in inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. Most people consuming such harmful fats are unaware of the food items that are major source of trans fats. In order to ensure that people know what they are eating the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had issued a regulation requiring manufacturers of processed foods and some dietary supplements to list the trans fat content on the Nutrition Facts panel included on food and supplement labels. Initiative like this was imperative considering the rise in number of people becoming obese and diabetic every year.

But some couch potatoes (obese people) find it difficult to avoid trans fast rich food items like French fries and other packaged foods, even after being aware of the harsh consequences of consuming them.

They want to lose weight, gain a slim figure but still they can't stop eating such unhealthy stuff, "gods bless them." Apart from god, only diet pills can help their cause for it, diet pills acts as natural and helps one avoid all those delicious food items over which they use to droll over in the past. These have already helped millions all across the globe in attaining a sexy body as well as a good health. One can get diet pills prescription from a general physician by discussing their obesity problem with them. Once you have the prescription you can buy them from any over the counter drug store. The most common diet pill available is none other then phentermine

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