Many topics find my email inbox, upwards of 300 emails a day find firstname.lastname@example.org. People rant. We are a vocal society. I like rants. Sometimes I do it myself.
And this one, well, it really has my brain fired up – Sugar is Toxic. OK – Mrs. Obama has been on a mission to improve food at schools – I like that idea – who wouldn’t? In fact, I agree with eliminating soda vending machines on school grounds. As parents we need to help kids and offer healthy choices. But that word, choices. That is where I like things – I like people to have choices, not over-regulation & over-rulings.
Here is information from our very own UCSF, whom I typically love and adore, but not on this idea:
“Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of the journal Nature by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).”
Making more laws and regulating us from ourselves is ludicrous. Sure we should not overeat. But do not tax or regulate me if I go back for seconds at the buffet.
Too much sugar is a problem and today we see the increase in diabetes as a result of too much sugar and NOT ENOUGH exercise. The two go hand-in-hand.
I am the first bad girl of the Napa unhealthy, I work at a desk hours a day, in and out of the car, not enough exercise. I put myself on a sugar-free/gluten-free diet, eliminated sodas, stopped most fast food plus a few other things to improve my health. But fact is, I have to start a more vigorous exercise campaign to actually melt fat. Will UCSF soon say ‘Lack of exercise needs to be regulated? Every person put a pedometer on, walk 1.5 miles a day. If not, you will be taxed and/or health insurance premiums go up?”
[Recently I saw a shoe with a GPS & Pedometer built into the sole. That makes it easy for each person to be monitored. I can loan my shoes to my neighbor, she walks too much anyway, and she can do my walking too!]
Is too much sugar a bad thing? Yes. Is not enough exercising a bad thing? Yes. But this is my body and my right to destroy this body or not.
Government, stop meddling and get out of my way.
Alcohol can be misused and cause a drunk-driving accident and therefore it is regulated – can you say the same about sugar? When is the last time a sugar overdosed driver caused an accident?
The UCSF researchers go on to say “added sugar . . . . has been as detrimental to society as alcohol and tobacco.”
When I eat my chocolates is the person next to me subjected to second-hand fumes from said chocolate thereby causing them to also become addicted?
Really, where does this stop?
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