Tax on Sugary Drinks in Uk Expected to Have Major Health Benefits:
Great Britain has implemented a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. An incisive analysis computes that as a consequence of this there will be 20,000 fewer cases of diabetes per year and over 2.5 lakh fewer dental cavities each year. Additionally, obesity will also decline.
Sugar is castigated as the next tobacco. Obesity has been strongly associated with many cancers. A tax of this nature was well overdue. Endocrine physicians are hoping many other countries will follow suit. Multinational industry giants became wealthy selling inexpensive beverages in generous portion sizes. It was about time government regulation applied the tobacco strategy to discourage consumption.
In India, there is a cultural fondness for desserts. These sugar-laden treats are served not only post-dinner but also on social occasions that mark life milestones. Aside from birthdays, anniversaries and religious feasts (Diwali and Eid), there are now a plethora of celebrations like baby showers and housewarming parties, which indulge in a customary distribution of sweets.
It goes without saying that mildly helping oneself to only taste the delicacy is largely safe. It’s frequently consuming these irresistible edible bites on a regular basis that does the damage. The habitual behaviour continues while the kilos sneak up on us gradually and suddenly one fine day, you find yourself a stubborn 10 plus kgs heavier.
Scientists have consistently shown how losing weight and keeping it off is extremely challenging. Cutting back on excess sugar represents an important element in the battle against Obesity.
Food companies thriving in this business, targeting impressionable young kids as well as busy adults engaged in frenetic lifestyles, often use glamorous icons to promote these unhealthy sodas. Movie celebrities to sports stars are lured by obscenely massive amounts to endorsing such fattening drinks.
Moreover, the influential sugar lobby wields all means to counter the scientific community’s efforts of disseminating public awareness of this rampant scandal. They do so by funding pseudo-academic reviews of medical literature supporting recommendations against excess sugar intake. So currently, it is advised to restrict sugar intake to less than 10% of daily calories which translates to less than 6 to 9 teaspoons of added sugar for women and men respectively.