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Overweight and soft drinks  

2013-06-19 13:26:53|  分类: EDAS-Extremely D |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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The rising percentage of overweight and obese population is happening in the majority of developed and developing countries. It is a trend that can’t be stopped. Why?

This is because there is a simple product called, soft drinks. It is the evil, the root of this trend.

Let’s go back to history to prove that our assumption is right. Fifty years ago, overweight or slightly overweight people are few as far as my memory can go. I was born in Malaysia and I am now living in Singapore. These two countries have been going through tremendous economic developments in the last five decades which also create a new habit in the way we quench our thirst.

I analyzed the main difference between these two same stock of people set differently by 40 years apart. Of course, today the world is so much more commercialized and there are plenty of commodities freely put on the supermarkets’ shelves. In the good old days, the sundry shops did not have the capacity to display and to sell so many food stuff and other fast moving consumer goods.

Let’s take soft drinks as the topic of discussion to highlight a key difference between these two eras.

When I was a young boy, I have almost never had the chance to drink soft drinks. It was considered a luxury item, then. I could only drink soft drinks during somebody’s wedding banquet. It was not surprising that children seldom drink soft drinks because their families could not afford it. Financially, most of our parents could hardly make ends meet.

Today, almost every child drinks at least a can of soft drinks a day. Similarly, the adults are drinking more and more soft drinks and often, sugar-added tea and coffee. Do soft drinks relate to obesity?

The answer is certainly, a big “Yes”. There is a strong linkage between soft drinks consumption and obesity. For some of you who have the capability, please do a comparison (statistical correlation coefficient study) between a country’s soft drinks consumption per capita and the body weight of their people.

A can of soft drink contains 7 table spoons of sugar. Compared to children living 40 years ago, today’s children are consuming at least 7 table spoons of sugar every day. Imagine if a child drinks one can of soft drinks a day, in a year he will consume 365 cans. What does that equate to?

The sugar consumed from the 365 cans of soft drinks is equivalent to four kilogram of extra body weight. If a child drinks a can a day for 10 years, he will put on 40 kilograms. The computation is simple and straight forward. You don’t need a mathematics wizard.

Many of us are slightly overweight, overweight or obese. Do you want to slim down? If your decision is affirmative, the very first thing you must do is to stop drinking soft drinks. Can you do that? I guarantee that you will definitely slim down.

Plain water is ideal. If you do not like drinking plain or mineral water, perhaps you can try choosing soft drinks that are sugar-free or negligible amount of sugar. Note: I am not suggesting you to substitute cane sugar with artificial sugar called aspartame. Aspartame is quite similar to monosodium glutamate (Ajinomoto) and it is certainly harmful to our body.

Twenty years ago, when I first moved to Singapore, I was addicted to soya bean drink. For two consecutive weeks, every day after lunch and dinner, I would drink a packet of it. My body weight shot up by two kilograms. Quickly realizing that it was too fattening, I stopped drinking that soya bean and all other soft drinks. Only occasionally, I would buy myself a soft drink to quench not my thirst or stop my craving for a frizzy can of Coca-cola.

If all of you were to take my advice after reading this chapter, that will be a big loss to the soft drinks industry. They will never want you to read this story. I can’t blame them for being unkind and wanting to forbid you from reading it.

The veil of misinformation says very clearly they do not need to cheat or tell lies to influence you to pick a choice favoring their soft drinks.

The decision has to come from you. Do you want a gorgeous, slim body that gives you all the confidence of a beautiful lady or a hunk instead of a victim of the catchy soft drinks advertisements?

It is your choice and the outcome very much depends on your lifestyle.

Which soft drinks manufacturer does not enjoy a game of “the veil of misinformation”? The worst offenders are the distributors and media who peddle these products. Please read article, “How science is used to shut off our inquisitive mind” at http://ericwoonct.blog.163.com/blog/static/181911362201351753220615/

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