Serious topic today.
Did you see the news last week about Britain implementing a sugar tax?
Personally, I think it’s a must.
Especially when you see the results from a study by the University of QLD when they find:
In the first 25 years of a sugary drinks tax there could be 16,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes,
4400 fewer cases of heart disease and more than 1000 fewer cases of stroke.
Surely that makes it a no-brainer.
The tax $$ raised can go to obesity prevention.
If people want the food – they pay the price.
Just like we do now for Alcohol and Smokes.
People still buy them.
And people will continue to still buy all these junk foods.
I know I will.
Cause I know it’s not a daily thing for me I wouldn’t mind paying the tax when I do indulge.
This research also came up with an interesting comparison:
“We were in the same situation for tobacco 20, 30 years ago and it was unthinkable,
but then society changed.”
I think it’s time we changed.
There’s too many kids that haven’t even started school that are obese.
And I don’t believe for a minute that junk food is cheaper.
Go to the local fruit market or growers market – or even your local Coles,
and tell me how this is so when you can buy a kilo of carrots for like a buck or so.
A tin of beans for a buck.
Even a cheap cut of meat can get you change out of $5.
Surely it’s time.
What do you think?
Yay or nay to the sugar tax?
By the way, tomorrow is the last day to take me up on that 4 week personal training kick start.
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It’s gotta be at Observatory Hill on Tuesday and Thursday 12:15-12:45 though.
We’ll be starting next Tuesday.
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