Hate to say told you so..


Hate to say told you so..

Very interested to see that Action on Sugar is gaining momentum. In terms of its role in obesity, subsequent cardio-vascular compromise and the precipitator of Type 2 Diabetes, Openhealth have been very vocal in reducing recommended daily intake of sugar. I have said before “Sugar is the Devil”.

Although the World Health Organisation have halved recommended intake from 10% to 5% of our daily calorie intake, experts in the UK are looking to bring that down to just 3%. To give you an idea, a single can of fizzy drink can equate to the suggested allowance of 5%. Scary!

There is also a call to ban vending machines in schools and colleges. Like anything in this world, we seem determined to go from one extreme to the other. Normally I’m not a fan, but in this worthy case, maybe.

As an Osteopath it is my duty to encourage a lifestyle whereby a patient’s body can flourish. I have no doubt that reducing sugar intake would help no end.

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