Sugar is way worse than fat for our bodies, especially when we’re trying to lose weight. Sugar causes inflammation (which is at the root of all disease), actually turns into fat in our bodies and leads to decreased fullness.
Sugar is also highly addictive, which leads to overconsumption. Many studies have also linked sugar to an increase in cholesterol and heart disease. Fat does contain more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates, so eating too much of it will contribute to more of your daily caloric intake. But fat is essential for our health.
“The right fats can improve your mood, skin, hair and nails, while protecting you against Type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer and much more,” says Dr. Mark Hyman.
#1 fat to avoid is .
Trans-fat, also known as partially hydrogenated oil. Trans-fats are mostly found in packaged processed foods like cakes, cookies, chips, muffins and snacks, and can also be found in peanut butters.