Sugar -> Inflammation -> Increased Cholesterol -> Plaque
That of course is over-simplified for the sake of our discussion, but it is true. Let’s explore why too much sugar is a bad thing. When your blood sugar becomes elevated (by eating to much sugar/carbohydrates) your body realizes it has more fuel than you need, so your body releases the hormone insulin to store that extra fuel for use in the future. This excess sugar is stored as saturated fat (triglycerides). In the continued presence of high blood sugar and high insulin, your body becomes resistant to the insulin and your blood sugar remains unchecked, meaning both insulin and blood sugar are high. You are now inflamed.