Nutritionally speaking, there are only 3 types of "food"—protein, fat and carbohydrate. (as three types of matter—animal, vegetable & mineral). Fat is a non entity it passes through the system without providing nourishment. Protein can be used by the body for whatever it needs (even energy). Carbohydrates are used to provide energy. Fruits and vegetables are both carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are sugar! It is the consumption of sugar which is causing obesity—not the consumption of fat. I heard a report the other day which actually recommended (as a healthy food for kids) fruit drizzled with honey. There are 3 kinds of sugar; sucrose (table sugar), fructose, (all fruit) and lactose (dairy products). What the fruit drizzled with honey was recommending was putting sucrose on top of fructose! And this is healthy? And we wonder why our kids are getting fat and developing diabetes? Our bodies store excess sugar (beyond what is needed for an energy spurt) as fat—to be used in lean times. We are consuming (on average) the equivalent of 2 cups of sugar per day per person! That is one pound of sugar per day per person! 30 pounds per month! 360 pounds per year each! And asking why obesity and diabetes are so prevalent!
If you want more info on this, let me know. Otherwise I've said my piece, and topic closed. Hugs!