In the article from USA Today “Eating too much added sugar may be killing you,” Nanci Hellmich reports that people who consume too much added sugar are at higher risk of death from heart disease than normal people. Hellmich says that too much added sugar affects your body in negative ways and leads to heart disease and death. She supports her claim by stating how many calories from added sugar the American Heart Association recommends getting from added sugars each day, then reveals how many calories from added sugar one regular soda contains, then shows many different statistics about people consuming lots of added sugar having higher-than-normal death rates from heart disease. Hellmich writes in a tone that shows she’s interested about the topic for the general public and the readers of USA Today. Her language shows this when she says “Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you” or “That’s far more than the American Heart Association’s recommendation…” In order to inform the readers about the dangers of added sugar, Hellmich shows statistics about people that eat added sugar and how their
One perspective is that there should be a tax on sugary drinks. First, Too much sugar can cause serious damage health probs, for example, there’s a chance of obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes. and tooth decay. Like so, Robert Lustig pediatrician in CA, “sugar sweetened drinks are the biggest source of added sugar in the american diet”. Which means there is TOO much sugar in a “America
We often consume more sugar than is needed. An overdose of sugar may lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart problems. The maximum recommended additive of sugar a day is 6 teaspoons or 24 grams for women and 9 teaspoons or 36 grams for men. Sugar is the one of the basic ingredients in many products so the daily consumption of sugar is quite high. Sugar is made up of two molecules, glucose and fructose. If too much fructose is taken into the body, the liver turns the energy into liver fat which causes metabolic diseases. It also, shuts down the part of the brain that tells you when you are full. And because of this, people are consuming a lot more calories than they need. A lot of products that we eat or drink have a lot of sugar. Soft
Why single out sugared sodas, they ask; obesity has many causes and contributors, not just what people drink and if sugared beverages are being targeted? Why not take stronger measures against other sources of sugar such as candy and other sweets? Pointing out that the average new Yorker goes to the movies just four times a year and buys concessions only twice, sun dee Larson a spokeswomen for amc theaters chain told the ap “we firmly believe the choices made during the other 363 days have a much greater impact on public health” (park 7)
Most kids today drink sugary drinks when they get home or when go out to eat. Grocery stores sell soda and sugary drinks throughout the business (Leaf Group Ltd). Someone could be getting their groceries, and they would be able to get them with all of the other food or where they check out. “Researchers tracking 6,900 fifth-graders from public schools in 40 states through the eighth grade found that 85% of eighth graders reported drinking a sugared beverage at least once a week (about 30% said they drank them every day), regardless of whether their schools banned them or not.”(Alice Park). Most kids drink pop daily so it should not stop them from drinking it at school. “Students have many ways of accessing sugared drinks outside of the school lunch program, including vending machines, school stores and cafeteria a la carte offerings that students pay for themselves rather than with lunch vouchers.” (Alice Park).
The food industry is the worldwide diversified industry which has to do with anything relevant with food from food education to marketing but principally the industry produces and or provides food to essentially all people on the planet. The only people who are excluded from the food industry are self-sustaining farmers and hunter-gatherers. It is one of the largest industries in the world and continues to grow because people need food and the population is increasing every day. In America, the food industry possesses such an important role, yet there are so many problems within the industry which is ruining the society as we know it. Countless social issues within America today can be traced back to the food industry. Although
Sugar is only unhealthy when consumed in ridiculous amounts. Good health can be obtained with a proper diet and a lifestyle with plenty of physical activity. These diseases have even been explained as multi-factorial, therefore, sugar cannot be considered as the only probable cause to obesity. Prohibition in sugar consumption seems like another way to blame everything else besides ourselves. If adults were to execute a healthy personal example, children will follow through with their habits. Providing good role models in a child’s nutrition would benefit further than any
Another process that occurs in the body is that, “sugar dampens the suppression of the hormone ghrelin, which signals hunger to the brain…interferes with the normal transport and signaling of the hormone leptin, which helps to produce the feeling of satiety…and it reduces dopamine signaling in the brain’s reward center” (Lustig, 2012, p. 28). Though these are only a few examples and there are many more such as sugar feeding cancer cells, it should give you a basic understanding of just how bad sugar is for the
. . . In this issue of the JCI [Journal of Clinical Investigation], Stanhope and colleagues demonstrate that consumption of fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages for 10 weeks increases de novo lipid synthesis, promotes dyslipidemia, impairs insulin sensitivity, and increases visceral adiposity in overweight or obese adults” (Abstract).
While HFCS does not directly cause this condition, it contributes to the occurrence of obesity (White 1716S; vol. 88). According to practicing physician Mark Hyman, M.D., HFCS on an ingredients label represents “a big red flag for very poor quality food” and people should avoid it ("Why You Should Never Eat”). This sweetener functions as a cheaper alternative to table sugar and found in many processed foods and sugary drinks, such as soda, cookies, crackers, and other “junk” foods (Elliott); therefore, it causes weight gain because it comprises unhealthy foods that when continuously eaten can cause this effect. Eating these products occasionally might not cause harm, but when the average teenager drinks two 20-ounce sodas a day, it is no surprise that such behavior can lead to added weight. The sugar content of one of these sodas alone is seventeen teaspoons, close to twice the daily recommended amount for men and women ("5 Reasons”; Elliott). By not consuming products with HFCS, teenagers can work toward limiting the spread of
What we eat affects not only us, but the animals, and the world. After learning the truth about where and how our meat and food products are prepared and the effects they cause on our bodies, I was shocked and disgusted. As a society, we can make a few small changes that will have a big and healthy impact on the world and how we live.
Obesity can lead to many health problems. Some issues that can potentially occur because of what the person is eating include diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, body pains, and potential death (in fact, one article in The New York Times claimed sugar, more particularly soda, to “might just be the biggest killers via preventable disease in the country” (Mayor bloomington
Robert H. Lustig’s article “The toxic truth about sugar” centers around the author attempting to prove the truth in the title. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored he argues. It's time to act against sugar like we've acted against tobacco and alcohol. From the article the problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. Authorities consider sugar as 'empty calories' — but there is nothing empty about these calories. A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. The purpose of this article is alert people sugar is bad for human body. A little sugar is not a problem but a lot sugar will
She then proceeded to drink energy drinks, because it soothes her self-esteem. Eventually, she then found herself purchasing various amounts at the grocery store. She said that she was not being herself and that she was found herself a fond of energy drinks and couldn 't go a day without it. Without a sip of any energy drink, she felt uncomfortable" (Ellwood). Energy drinks in the past years have thrived into the economy. They come in a towering can that is designed to captivate children and adolescent with slogans. Energy drinks are more likely to be consumed by teenagers than adults. However, down the future these risks could have a major negative effect on their subsequent health other than adults. Teenagers are constantly maturing, and their bodies aren 't fully developed; the intake of a can of energy drink prohibits their bodies from functioning on a daily basis. Many energy drinks consist of artificial stimulants that cause countless effects to their brain. The body will naturally venture to dilute the heavy intake of sugar and caffeine, but without the balance throughout the body, then the body begins to fail. This is an issue that we have to take
Processed foods and beverages are the biggest sources of added sugar (and High fructose) in the diet. Sugar is very unhealthy and can have serious adverse effects on metabolism when consumed in excess. Sugar contains a lot of calories, with no essential nutrients. It also causes tooth decay by feeding the harmful bacteria in the mouth. For people who are inactive and eat a processed food, large amounts of fructose from added sugars get turned into fat in the liver. Excess fructose gets turned into fat, which can lodge in the liver and cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.