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Tax On Sugary Drinks: Would It Really Prevent Obesity

Do you really think that a tax on sugary drinks will really help in the prevention of obesity? I am sort of torn and not so sure.  I think the intention of the idea is great. It is done in an effort to raise money to offset the deficit and discourage people from consuming sugary drinks that have been linked to obesity. It has been found that these drinks more than food are a major contributor in obesity.

Since sugar is an addictive substance and is not good for the body in the first place, I think this move would encourage us to choose healthier choices when it comes to choosing our beverages and what we put into our bodies. It would cause us to be more conscious instead of being on automatic when ordering  out. This could be the start of a whole new lifestyle change.

It always feels a heck of a lot better when you decide to do things on your own rather than being forced  into doing something. So I think we should all start now in making wiser choices, especially with our children who really cannot make the choice on their own. Sure they can tell us what they want but they don’t have a job and are not paying. And even if they did or do have a job we are still the parent and still have to do what we think is right.

My only concern is this would really cause a burden for the poor who a lot of times only have these sugary drinks as options. But every one regardless of economic status deserves to be and eat healthy. So they get to start making wiser choices too, based on the best choice that is available to them and that they can afford.

What do you think? I would love to hear your opinion on this one. Feel free to leave a comment. Also pick up a free report on Helping Your Child Be Healthy and Fit from http://www.healthykidsweightloss.com .

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