Sugar Rush Persuasive Speech

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Sugar is all around us, it is in everything, and it’s destroying us and our bodies. To make matters worse you wouldn’t even expect where it’s hidden.
Sugar is like a drug, it’s highly addictive and has a pernicious effect on our health. We just want more and more of the stuff, in fact we crave it, our bodies tell us we need it. The problem here is; we are all so oblivious to considerable amount of sugar we are consuming, not to mention how toxic the effects of sugar really are to us. Jamie Oliver, a world renowned British chef, set out to make people aware of how destructive this sweet little drug is to us by creating a documentary called Sugar Rush. After you watch this, it makes you think twice about just how disgraceful the world’s sugar addiction is and how taxing it is on your welfare.
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Well the average Australian adult consumes about 27 teaspoons of sugar per day, keeping in mind one teaspoon is about 4 grams of sugar. Whereas we should only be eating 6 teaspoons a day. A lot less than what we currently find ourselves eating. Like an abusive drug, sugar causes a large release of dopamine in the brain, making it addictive to the majority of people. Now you might be asking yourself what the big deal about eating sugar is, it’s the toxic like affect it has on your body. High sugary diets excessively increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, heart disease, effect hormones and can help contribute to cancer. We don’t need this in our bodies, damaging our health. However, we hit another problem when it comes to avoiding the sugar in the first place. Some sugars are inescapable and are naturally found in food, but it’s the added sugar in everything that is causing the most impairment to
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