Added fats and sugars are in the news again, and as usual, the message can be summed up very simply: cook and eat whole foods in moderation; avoid highly processed foods with lots of fats and sugars.
A few pieces worth checking out:
Civil Eats: Where Do Americans Get Their Calories? - a super-cool interactive graphic looks at our collective plate from the 70s to today.
The Civil Eats chart is dissected a bit on Grist: The American diet in one chart, with lots of fats and sugars.
And more on the role of sugar in our diets (looooong but very worth the read!): NYT Magazine’s Is Sugar Toxic?