Sunday, February 5, 2012

Is eating sugar as bad as drinking a beer?

Hello everyone!

A few days ago I came across an article saying how some scientists want sugar to be regulated in very much the same way as alcohol or tobacco.

Click here for the article

The main argument they have for this is that they believe sugar to be "toxic" to the human body, especially the liver, when taken in large amounts.  Since food companies have been adding more sugar to everything, humans have been getting a lot fatter and sicker as well.  

Some say they should have a tax put on these foods to deter people from buying them, very much like how the government taxes liquor and tabacco. 

Of course, not everyone agrees with this.

Another article

This article spirals off into the direction of how the government shouldn't dictate what we can/can't eat, and how so many other things are dangerous in excess.

My opinion- if you want to have sugar or anything "bad" for you in your diet, moderation is key.  I don't think the government should make the rules about what you can and cannot eat and I don't think taxing for sugary food is necessarily the best way. Maybe put a health warning label on the food or something like cigarettes and liquor do in the US, warning consumers that this could damage your body, but you're welcome to it if you feel you must.

What do you guys think about this? 

1 comment:

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