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Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? and if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg.

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