A recent article explains New York City’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced last week that he planned to propose a municipal ban on large sodas in restaurants, he triggered strong reactions that ranged from supportive to skeptical.
On the one hand, sugar-sweetened beverages are an undeniable contributor to growing rates of obesity.
Diabetes and other forms of metabolic syndrome in both children and adults has become a source of major concern for Americans.
Yet, some argue, at a certain point, individuals must take responsibility for their own dietary choices. If soda is what they choose, in the end it is their decision on what they are consuming.
So, would a ban on big gulps actually work to reduce obesity-related illness?
A statistic from fooducate.com states:
Just one 20 fl oz single use bottle of soda has 17 teaspoons of sugar!
We all have a sweet tooth but it seems as though soda will satisfy that sweet tooth, and rot all the others right out of our heads.
Skip the soda! Grab a water and save your calories for something more satisfying!
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