One of the very few things our government have proposed this year that will have an excellent “effect” on its citizens in so many ways is the sugar tax. I could not honestly have come up with a better idea myself.
Is sugar the devil ? Indeed. If you would like to argue – honestly look around you and use that brain hiding between your two ears. Sugar is the devil in so many many ways. Reeking havoc with our children, learning, society, body image, depression, suicide, waste of resources. I could go on.
One hundred years ago – apparently – we consumed a LOT less sugar per day. These days we just pile it on in all forms breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and then supper some more. We exercise less, we eat more, we spend far less time “resting” and “relaxing”. We work too hard and to sustain it we use sugar. This is a toxic mix.
Not only a logarithmic rise in type 2 diabetes from children to the elderly, but a sharp rise in heart disease, cancer and a few other killers.
Our government – perceptive as they are – propose we try and curb the abuse of sugar by taxing it. Clever on two counts. If you insist on munching continuously you will be taxed and it will hurt your pocket, but also it will fill the government coffers.
I wish people would rub the sleep out of their eyes and stop the madness. Sugar is the devil. Wake up : exercise, eat vegetables, drink water, rest, relax, LIVE. Live a quality life.