Is Sugar Destroying the Entire World?
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health|
Credit Suisse, the Zurich-based financial holdings firm, has released a report and video that raises the common concern about diabetes rates and obesity and its impact on the global economy.
Sugar is added to almost everything.
America is leading the world in excess sugar consumption. On average, Americans consume 40 teaspoons of sugar per day. The world average is 17 teaspoons per day. Following close behind America are Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Australia with 30 teaspoons on average per person per day. To put this in perspective, the American Heart Assn. recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar for women and 9 teaspoons of sugar for men per day.
Taxation, similar to the tax placed on tobacco, may be one solution that could help combat the healthcare costs and reduce daily sugar intake.