How Bad Are Doughnuts for Your Health?


According to Reader's Digest, a single doughnut can contain more than 300 calories. It also contains lots of sugar, refined flour and an excessive fat content of sometimes 10 to 20 grams, among other unhealthy ingredients

According to the Mayo Clinic, food with high sugar and fat content, like doughnuts, are contributors of dental problems, weight gain, heart problems, high blood pressure. These foods can also lack nutrients. Simple carbohydrates, refined sugars and trans fats are prevalent in doughnuts. These trans fats increase your cholesterol and triglycerides which also increases your risk of heart disease. Overall, doughnuts do not supply healthy nutrients, such as calcium, iron and vitamin C, to offset their unhealthy components