Friday, March 6, 2015

Sugar Intake Worldwide


 Last week I read a post about juices and the amount of sugar they have. I wanted to know about the sugar in a soda. Many people in the world are using a lot of sugar. From 2003-2013, the daily average of using sugar increased from 58 grams to 63 grams per day. People should reduce the amount to less than 10 percent. One can of soda contains up to 40 grams (around 10 teaspoons) of sugar. Orange and apple juices have between 24-26 grams. The current average in South America was 130 grams per adult per day, in North and Central America 95 grams, in Western Europe about 101 grams and 90 grams in the Middle East. Equatorial and southern Africa has the lowest average of 30 grams. 

What is a way that we can use to prevent people from drinking and buying soda?
Is it possible to reduce amount of sugar for people who drinking soda is their habit?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/who-sugar-recommendations_n_6799824.html?utm_hp_ref=health-news&ir=Health+News

10 comments:

  1. To what extent do you think propaganda has affected the amount of soda/sugar drinks bought and consumed? I think a huge way to impact the amount of sugar intake in America is to inform the public of what they are putting in their bodies

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    1. I agree 100% with Daniella,I think that if more people really knew just how much sugar is in a can of soda they probably wouldn't want to drink it. I think that if we advertised commercials on TV, (kind of like what were doing about tobacco) about the hidden truth of just how much sugar we as a nation consume annually a year, that would wake people up and they'd make better and healthier decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

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  2. Nothing you will do will stop people from drinking soda its just really addicting to some but for others they understand how bad it can be for you but they just don't care because the taste is really good. It is possible to reduce the amount of sugar but that will only make the drink taste really bad or they would use some other ingredient thats just as bad as sugar like what they put in diet coke.

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  3. Really by raising the prices on soda drastically less people will be able to buy it. I know we can not force companies to raise their prices but we could increase taxes on the soda.

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    1. I actually agree because if we slowly increase the sugary products then the people will most likely not want to purchase or use and try a healthier option.

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    2. I actually agree because if we slowly increase the sugary products then the people will most likely not want to purchase or use and try a healthier option.

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    3. Adding taxes on soda is crazy and sort of character assignating the poor. I belive that if we priced the soda to high for the poor it would make them rebel and protest the soda industry. And that would lead to more unneaded violence in the world.

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  4. Our problem is that we make things like sodas more accessible as far as prices than we do healthy juices. In order to reduce our sugar intake we need to raise awareness on the long term effects of a sugary diet. In order to stop such a high intake of sugars, the foods that have a high sugar amounts should be more expensive. This could cause more people to buy foods that have a ton of nutrients. Overall we need to raise awareness and remove these unhealthy sugars from our diet.

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    1. I completely agree. Many people can't stop drinking soda because most people aren't aware of the harmful effects of soda, and because it's more accessible than more healthy drinks. If we could reduce the price of soda and sugary foods, and lower the price of healthier foods, it could help many people improve their diet.

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  5. What is a way that we can use to prevent people from drinking and buying soda?
    Is it possible to reduce amount of sugar for people who drinking soda is their habit?
    Placing a tax on sodas would prevent some people from buying sodas. The more significant the tax, the more people it would deter. While sugar does contain a huge amount of sugar, it is still possible to decrease the sugar intake while still drinking soda. Avoiding juices, sweets, and large amounts of fruit will decrease sugar intake. Of course, the best way would be to stop drinking soda, but it is more easily said than done. Sugar hijacks your brain and changes it's chemistry to make you crave more. If Americans continue eating the way they do, the obesity rate will increase even more.

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