“Fat” VS “Sugar”, which is more unhealthy?

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when the thought “Want to lose weight” flows into your head. The first thing that many people think of is to reduce eating fried food, oily food because they are high in fat. or some people might think You have to reduce sweetened beverages, sweets, milk, butter, etc. to be effective. But… is it actually fat or sugar that harms our body more?

“Both fat and sugar are bad for the body,” says Kate Patton, RD, LD, a dietitian with the American Heart Association (AHA). But we’re only talking about saturated fats, trans fats, and added sugars. This can cause confusion for many people.”

"Fat" VS "Sugar", which is more unhealthy?

bad fat that is not suitable for the UFABET body

Saturated fats and trans fats are unhealthy fats. Because it increases the amount of bad fat (LDL) and bad cholesterol in the body. It also reduces the amount of good fat (HDL) for less. Resulting in inflammation in the body And develop into a cause of diseases related to blood vessels and heart

Saturated fats are found mostly in animal fats. and some plants coconut oil and palm oil

Trans fats are fats that have been processed by adding hydrogen to make oils or fats with higher melting points that can be stored for a long time. It tastes similar to animal fat but is cheaper. It can be found in food and ready-made snacks, including pastries, bakeries such as potato chips, fried foods, bakeries that use margarine, frozen pizzas, etc. 

To reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body Diets high in saturated fat should be reduced to less than 5-6% of total daily calorie intake. but for trans fat. There is no proven safe enough amount to consume. Because trans fats are not natural. is man-made Therefore, if it can be avoided should be avoided as much as possible

Good fats that the body deserves

It’s not that fat doesn’t benefit the body at all. Because the fat that is good for the body is monounsaturated fat. and polyunsaturated fats (Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) if saturated fat consumption can be reduced. and replaced by monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can reduce the risk of heart disease and blood vessels 

monounsaturated fat It can be found in olive oil, canola oil, avocados and nuts.

The polyunsaturated fat It can be found in foods that contain omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 are good fats that the body cannot produce on its own. Therefore must be obtained from the diet Helpful in reducing inflammation and reduce the risk of blood clots Found in naturally fatty fish like salmon and sardines, as well as grains like walnuts. and flax seed

Omega-6 helps strengthen the cells. And various nerve fibers in the body can be found in soybeans, coconuts, sunflower seed oil. and safflower oil

Sugar, sweetness that is essential to the body?

Although sugar is essential to the body. Because it helps to provide good energy in both emergency situations. and to store energy reserves for use in times of need. But not all sugars are healthy. fructose derived from fruit and lactose found in fresh milk can also choose to eat safely under limited quantity control

but what I want to avoid as much as possible It is added sugar (added sugar). Most of these types of sugar. Sugar (usually found as sucrose) is not a natural dietary sugar. They are added sugars to make them taste better and sweeter. They can be found in many foods such as candies, snacks, cookies, ice cream, and are added to many foods, including breads, cereals, and sauces tomato. When a variety of foods are found to contain added sugars. May cause us to consume more sugar than we need each day without realizing it.

“Too much sugar consumption. It may increase the risk of obesity and diabetes ,” adds Kate Patton RD, LD, a dietitian with the American Heart Association.

Women should consume less than 100 calories (6 teaspoons or 25 grams) of sugar per day.

Men should consume less than 150 calories (9 teaspoons or 36 grams) of sugar per day.

Fat vs Sugar, which is more bad  for your health ?

The answer is whether it’s fat or sugar. If eaten in the portion that is saturated fat. Trans fat and added sugar to enhance the taste. All are not good for the body together.

Also, look carefully on the product label. Because foods labeled low fat (low fat) may be high in added sugar. Or foods that are low in sugar (low sugar) may be found to contain saturated fat. or high trans fat Therefore, pay close attention to the packaging label. To choose fatty foods And sugar that is not good for the body to keep low. This will help us to have good health easily.