17 Mar 2014

Canada - The fight against sugar

The fight against sugar is ours to win

By Grant LaFleche, The Standard
Through a combination of efforts by food manufacturers, our hectic lifestyles and, frankly, a staggering degree of laziness, we’ve become a culture of sugar addicts.

We’re not talking about the kind of sugar in fruit or vegetables. We mean refined sugars. The stuff added to everything from soup to cookies to pasta sauce.

And it is really, really bad for us.

It contributes to the very real and serious problem of obesity, which costs our health-care system millions of dollars every year. High levels of sugar consumption is responsible for rising rates of tooth decay, even though we have widely used fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated drinking water.

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