Florida 's Sugary Problem Of Sugar Essay

1124 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Florida’s sugary problem isn’t very sweet.
John Oliver quickly drops the bombshell that Americans eat about 75 pounds of sugar every year. That statistic is absurd considering that the majority of that sugar is simply added sugar in all the foods produced. Kelly McGonigal in her article goes more in depth on how Americans can consume so much sugar. Sugar can become an addiction to one’s brain and becomes a craving that if not fulfilled one’s body suffers until sugar is added. This has led manufacturers to add more and more sugar to food so that it is desirable to its consumers. And adding sugar is very easy to do with the lack of oversight from any government whether it be state or federal. It is widely known that sugar is highly addicting and extremely dangerous to people’s health. It is time for Florida to wake up and regulate the addicting killer substance that is sugar.
Just how dangerous is sugar? Sugar seems like an innocent substance because it is used so heavily and casually consumed that many believe it couldn’t possibly be lethal. However, sugar affects health in many ways according to the Huffington post article (10 Things You Don’t Know About Sugar [And What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You]) by Kristin Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick points out that “sugar can actually affect the pumping mechanism of your heart and could increase the risk for heart failure.” In addition to the increase chance of heart failure sugar contributes to: obesity, cancer, liver damage, and also a…

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