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Shocking levels of sugar in 8 popular beverages

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, June 1, 2012 - 10:12am

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Kerri-Ann asks: What do you think of New York City’s ban on selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces?


The New York ban on 16oz is ridiculous. With that said, I am on this site because I choose to use my freedom to make my own decision to put healthy foods in my body. I don't need anyone to dictate that to me.


06/08/2012 - 8:07pm

Of course, sugary drinks are not healthy, but really? What part of the government has the right to legalize or take away the legal status of foods such as that. There are far worse health issues to worry about, starting with the BP pollution mess that went pretty much unprosecuted. Years ago, the US outlawed alcohol, and I would have thought we would have learned from Prohibition. This is ridiculous, and does make what the end point would be if we start criminalizing food--put Campbell Soup Company out of business for its sodium levels??


06/04/2012 - 5:48pm

I understand that this is being viewed as a public health issue, however, where does it stop? Will the next step be to require everyone to eat a paleo diet, including vegans? Or will everyone be required to eat a vegan diet? Obviously, this is hyperbole, however, it asks the question - How far will government be allowed to intrude into your life?


06/04/2012 - 2:21pm

This raises several concerns for me. I can appreciate their intent, but where do you draw the line? Will all things containing sugar be banned or limited as well? "Sorry sir, we can no longer serve you dessert since you had soda with your meal." How does this effect locations from offering free refills or people purchasing multiple containers, creating more waste?

People can purchase as much booze and alcohol as they please as long as they can prove they reach the age minimum. Most agree that, like sugar, these substances should be used in moderation or not at all. Alcohol basically turns into sugar in your body anyway. I feel it's unnecessary to legally restrict people from making their own poor choices. People will carry on regardless.

I also think most sugar substitutes are just as bad for your health, but in different ways, but since it's calorie free people look the other way


06/04/2012 - 1:15pm

Are we a free people or not? Obviously the powers that be in New York City do not believe that the people of the city are intelligent enough to make their own decisions regarding food and drink, so they must be made for them. This is not freedom.


06/02/2012 - 9:51pm

I think government needs to back the heck out of peoples choices! What, is this going to MAKE people healthy and not morbidly obese? People need to take responsibility for their own choices, good AND bad! That's one of the things wrong with this country! Quit trying to blame something for a persons own choice to be lazy, gluttonous and fat! Infuriates me people always want to pass the buck, and government is all to willing to try to "make" us do something. Sugar is NOT THE ENEMY here people!!! Last time I checked it was my right to choose what and how much I want to drink! WAKE UP and tell government to back off our personal choices! NOT their decisions to make.


06/01/2012 - 11:27am

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