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Which Is The Main Contributor To Heart Disease: Sugar Or Fat?

A major contributor to heart disease is refined sugars and refined carbohydrates (white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, white flour, etc.).   Sugar may be considered more dangerous to your heart than fat.  By reducing refined sugars you automatically reduce triglycerides in your blood.  Bacon fat (50% of bacon fat is monounsaturated, 10% polyunsaturated and 40% saturated), eggs, butter and cream are not the enemies of the American diet.  Trans fat, partially hydrogenated fats, and deep-frying in poor quality fats are the problem.  Cholesterol is not the enemy.  Our bodies must have cholesterol to survive.  Generally speaking, good fat does not cause heart disease; bad sugars and bad fats contribute to heart disease and its consequences.

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