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What should you be more concerned about in your diet, sugar or fat?

Mar 18, 2014

While it is important to monitor your consumption of both fat and sugar, overall sugar is more important to stay on top of. Sugar is added to many products people consume on a daily basis. Sometimes these foods don't taste sweet, but sugar can still be hiding. Fat, while something you don't want to consume too much of, does have many health benefits in smaller quantities. With fat it is important to monitor to sources you're getting fat from. Fish, eggs, avocados, and nuts are four sources of healthy fats. Fried food on the other hand does not contain much in the way of healthy fat. Be careful though, a gram of fat contains 9 calories so it is important to keep your total calories in check. -Keith

When it comes to diet, you should be more concerned about sugar in the diet than fat. Everyone needs a certain amount of fat for normal body functions. The key is to make them healthy fats. Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats protect your heart and support overall health. It is not about cutting out the fat, it's about learning to make healthy choices and to replace bad fats with good ones that promote health and well-being. Some examples of foods with good fats are avocados, nuts, olive oil and fatty fish. -Sara


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