Not too long ago, fat was the enemy. Everyone thought that eating fat would make them, well, fat. During this time, sugar was, in a way, replacing the fat content in processed foods in order to make them actually taste good. Sugar is technically fat-free, so it was worshiped. Little did people stop to think about the science behind sugar consumption… It was at this point when people started to get really overweight.
Hopefully now, things have started to change. There are still millions of people terrified of fat, but at least resources are now increasingly available to help us make informed decisions. The WHO has lowered the recommended sugar intake per day, documentaries like That Sugar Film are being viewed by thousands, and Jamie Oliver has been raising awareness too.