As such, I've learned that sugar is the root cause of many health issues, not un/saturated fats or cholesterol, which the sugar industry prefers to blame.
I invite you to read this recent article on NPR that sums up the lies that the sugar industry, reminiscent of the tobacco industry, want the public to believe:
You can find more about sugar's negative effects on the body here, courtesy of Harvard University:
“Regardless of their Healthy Eating Index scores, people who ate more sugar still had higher cardiovascular mortality,” says Dr. Teresa Fung, adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
And on that note, I bring to you this funny but serious video from Elizabeth Banks about heart disease in women:
The moral is to cut out refined sugars and focus on eating healthy whole foods.