Sugar or Fats: Which is Worse?

Most diet and weight loss plans do not include foods with a high content of sugar and fat. We generally consider both substances to be  bad for health due to their association with high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and high levels of cholesterol. People spend a lot of time debating whether fats are worse for their health or sugar based food. However, a number of health experts suggest that fat and sugar are not inherently bad. What are dangerous is the kinds of fats and sugar, and the amount that you ingest.

 

  • Types of fats and sugars

 

There are several kinds of sugar that are used in daily food items; including refined sugar, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, white sugar and glucose. Refined and processed sugars are considered far more dangerous for the health than the natural sugars which are present in fruits.

Similarly, we ingest a number of different fats every day. The ones that are present in oils, margarines, butter and processed food are seen as a cause of many diseases. So doctors encourage us to limit the amount that we ingest on a regular basis. Natural fats that present in seeds, avocados and nuts are good for health and so, they should be taken in large quantities. Continue reading “Sugar or Fats: Which is Worse?”