A group of scientists conducted a survey to find out if large amounts of fat and sugars have the same effect on weight gain. Although it was formerly thought to have the same consequences, it was found that fats are not as big enemies as sugars.
The latest research has shown that drinking sweetened drinks like carbonated juices increases the risk of death, especially in people who drink two average such drinks per day.
Pediatrician Aaron Carroll of the University of Iowa Medical School explains the effect of fat and sugar in his book, The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully.
“We know one thing about fat, which is that they do not cause obesity. Even they can act the opposite, that is, lose weight, “he says.
This means that foods high in fat such as avocados, salmon and nuts should be regular in your diet. If you have eaten these foods because of the madness called “low-calorie diet” that is rooted in the 90s, it’s time to return them to the menu.
To explain better whether fat or sugars are responsible for multiple health problems, the author of the book compares people who are overweight with low fat and low-sugar diets.
It has been established that people who are shortening fat do not only lose weight but also improve their health. On the other hand, people who import fat, but have reduced the amount of carbohydrates (bread, white rice, cereals, sweets) and have managed to weaken and improve their health.
Obesity is associated with sugar intake.
Researchers whose results were published in the Lancet professional journal, compared scientists to more than 135,000 people from 18 countries who were on low-fat diet regimens and reduced sugars.
People who have been given less fat had more chances of death than a heart attack and other heart disease. On the other hand, people who have reduced carbohydrate intake have had a significantly lower risk.
The results of the research were so impressive that scientists suggested that changes be made to global nutritional recommendations.
In the research that lasted eight years, nearly 50,000 women participated. Half of them were on low-fat diet and these subjects did not only weaken, but also did not reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer or heart disease.
The problem is that low-fat products are “overcrowded” with hidden carbohydrates and sugars. The best example of this is fruit yogurts and cereals. Thanks to the marketing campaigns, the idea that products with a reduced percentage of fat help reduce weight and improve health is widely accepted.
Experts advise you to reduce sugar intake and feel free to enter products with high levels of healthy fats.