Yet another excellent blog by Dr Lori … I agree, putting a tax on sugar won’t help, the high price of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs doesn’t seem to put people off! It has to be down to education and if the stupid governments continue to put out all the rubbish they do, how can the vast majority of people make the healthy choices? Also when the likes of Weight Watchers team up with ridiculous organisations like MacDonalds – what kind of message is that putting out there…. ok, rant over, I’ll be getting off my soap box now.. 😉
Americans ingest 141 pounds of sugar each year. We drink 13 billion gallons of soda per year, more than twice the amount of any other country.
According to a University of California team, new policies such as taxes are needed to control soaring consumption of sugar and sweeteners. The claim is that sugar is as damaging and addictive as tobacco or alcohol and must be regulated.
Some are rallying behind the idea that a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages could help reduce the heavy burden of lifestyle diseases and saves lives. Yes, death by soda.
But would it really?
I’ve been keeping my eye on the proposed legislation to tax products that contain sugar. Sugar is one of the unhealthiest “foods.” It is a processed man-made product and the body doesn’t know what to do with products that are not natural. Sugar creates silent or chronic inflammation and sets people…
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