Did you know Americans spent $76 billion on sugary drinks in 2013? Teens today drink too much soda and sugary drinks on a daily basis. The article, “Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks. One perspective about taxing sugary drinks is there should be a tax. First, too much sugar from sugary drinks or soda can lead to health problems.
Sugar, which is in almost everything, is one of the biggest problems. As noted on, “Is Sugar Toxic”, Dr. Robert Lustig, the lead researcher says sugar links to a number of diseases from obesity to heart disease. He also states that 75% of these are preventable. Studies have shown that when we consume sugar, it’s equivalent to when someone does cocaine. Another study by Dr. Cantley has shown that sugar can help cancerous cells grow and multiply.
Corn is in a lot of food. For example McDonalds has put corn syrup in all their products. A lot of corn syrup is not healthy and if you ingest too much corn/corn syrup it can slowly cause you to be obese. An abundance of confusion has complicated the use of high fructose corn syrup since it was introduced as an industrial sweetener – a replacement for sugar, but when the product manufacturers replace the sugar with corn syrup it’s adding more sugar into that product because there is lots of sugar in corn syrup. This caused a huge increase in the obese population.
Snap! My can pops as I prepare myself for a glorious taste of bubbly sugar in a can. I had already drunk six cans of coke that day; with no clue my cholesterol was already 23 grams higher than the average 18 year old female. Sugar, as alcohol and tobacco, warrants some form of societal intervention argue Robert H. Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis, scientists in the Public Health Department at the University of California, in their article, The Toxic Truth about Sugar. These researchers are in belief that these sinful grains are the cause to the heightened obesity weight throughout the globe.
Two servings of oats can lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by 5.3% in only 6 weeks. The key to this cholesterol buster is beta-glucan, a substance in oats that absorbs LDL from the body and helps excrete it. NUTS: In a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who consumed 1.5 ounces of walnuts 6 days a week for 1 month lowered their total cholesterol by 5.4% and LDL cholesterol by 9.3%.
In “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat,” the author, Michael Pollan argues that a huge industrial corn production in America has led to the increase of public health crisis such as obesity and diabetes. Pollan states this problem is similar to when corn whisky drove people to be alcoholic about one hundred years ago. When American farmers started producing excessive corn in the early nineteenth century, people became alcoholic and suffered from alcohol-related diseases by corn whiskey since it was much easier to transport than fresh corn. However, because of the technology improvement and lifestyle changes around the 1980s, the corn has been mostly turned into HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), which is contained in almost all processed foods that
HFCS: how it relates to us According to an article “The truth about Sugar” by Rachael Gorman, obesity rates in America have doubled over the last 20 years. Many studies have linked drinking sugary beverages with this increased obesity. An article posted by Harvard titled “Sugary Drinks and Obesity Fact Sheet” states that one out of three children in the United States are obese. Sugary drinks play a role in this rising epidemic.
You may feel a sudden burst of vitality in the wake of expending high measures of sugar, however it goes through your body rapidly, abandoning you feeling depleted. White flour is almost as awful as sugar. Since it has had about each healthful part of it uprooted in the refining procedure, it is changed into just about 100% starch. This causes the same impacts in your body as sugar does. At the point when overwhelmed by sugar all the time, the body is constrained into a consistent condition of nutritious
Tourette’s Syndrome is a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, about 3 in a 1000 teenagers have Tourette’s. Boys are two to three times more likely to have Tourette’s than girls, making me 1 in a 1000. The doctor prescribed me medicine to help with the tics(muscle spasms), and the medicine did help, but it did not stop them completely. Paying closer attention to them made me notice things that set them off; the cold, being distracted, being stressed, and someone touching me. In the grocery store one day I had an iced coffee and I ticed in away my tongue fell out of my mouth, no more iced drinks for me.
The Danger Lurking in Your Kitchen Pantry In tenth grade, my biology teacher radically changed the way I ate with six simple words: high fructose corn syrup is bad. At first I brushed it off as one of the many stories that adults make up to scare children into eating their vegetables, but when my teacher went into the science behind his statement, I understood the powerful truth behind his words. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a liquid sweetener made from corn and composed of the simple sugars fructose and glucose (White 1716S; vol. 88). Today, sugar makes up much of the average American’s diet, especially that of teenagers. Of all the sweeteners consumed, HFCS stands as one of the most common ("Why You Should Never Eat”).
Added Sugar Article Reflection 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.
Fed Up is a documentary made in 2014 that is based on the issues caused by the American food industry. Fed Up, uncovers America’s true secrets about the food people consume every day. More specifically, it reveals the affect sugar has on people’s bodies. As a result, the amount of sugar in food, the bodies consent of glucose, and the satisfying taste it brings, too much sugar could cause certain sicknesses causing the body to not work the way it supposed to. To start off, the amount of sugar put in America’s food is predominately high.
Did you know that Americans spent $76 billion dollars on soda or energy drinks in 2013? Teens today consume too much sugar from sugary drinks. The youth today are more unhealthy than previous generations and need to reduce their sugar. The article,”Soda Showdown”, written by Rebecca Zissou, presents two perspectives about taxing sugary drinks. One perspective is that there should be a tax on sugary drinks.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Over the last couple decades, HFCS has slowly replaced sugar in our diets. Corn subsidies and tariffs on sugar are just a couple of the reasons why high fructose corn syrup is cheaper to produce. HFCS is widely used in processed foods as a sweetener. Unfortunately, high consumption of fructose causes an increase in triglycerides, blood pressure, and inflammation markers .