I love the grass-fed beef and other great quality products from US Wellness Meats! I subscribe to their online newsletter and a few days ago their trivia question was the following: “What US city is considering a tax on soda and what are your thoughts on this?”
I could not resist emailing my thoughts to them and I’d love to share them here too….
I think it’s great to bring awareness to the many health problems associated with excessive soda and sugar consumption: obesity, heart disease, cancer, lowered immunity and many other health issues.
But it seems that diet sodas will not be taxed and they have their own set of issues – health concerns regarding artificial sweeteners and the fact that some studies show that even diet sodas can cause weight-gain. Replacing regular sodas with diet sodas is not the solution.
The BIG thing for me, being a sugar-cravings and mood-food expert is that it is not addressing the root cause and is not providing solutions as to why you have sugar cravings – such as poor eating habits, nutrient and neurotransmitter imbalances, candida, stress and toxins/pollution.
If you address these then you won’t crave sugar! The first place I start with my sugar-addicted clients is with the amazing amino acids and they see dramatic results in few days, often in 24 hours! And they have more energy, sleep better and have a great mood. And more money in their pockets to buy healthy real food!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this too….
PS. The city is New York.