As awareness about the dangers of sugar consumption is spreading, more and more people are ditching sweet processed foods. So how do food producers respond? By swapping the sugar for fat.
The perspective in the article is that this is a negative development that increases the risk of developing heart disease. Obviously, they have not caught up with the latest science – there’s no good reason to think natural saturated fat is anything but harmless.
What’s most interesting is this relationship between saturated fats, salt and sugar in processed foods. When avoiding sugar and salt, the fat content goes up. That’s just the reverse of what happened in the 80s, at the start of the modern obesity epidemic. People feared fat (for no good reason) and salt, so they added more sugar… and the obesity epidemic started.
Basically, not fearing fat allows you to eat delicious food, and still avoid sugar, and stay healthy and slim.