From January 1 2020, the UAE government will increase the cost of sugary, carbonated drinks by 50 per cent. The legislation was passed to curb the population’s excessive sugar consumption and improve the nation’s health
So, how much sugar is too much? In today’s age, we’re experiencing unprecedented access to information, especially through social media. Influencers and celebrities are able to share insights into their lifestyles and offer advice to their followers. But how do you know what diets and lifestyle choices are truly beneficial?
One step you can take that will categorically improve your health is reducing your consumption of sugary drinks. By cutting down on sweetened beverages, you can lower your body’s production of insulin and lessen excess calories, which are stored as fat. This reduction in weight will also lower your chances of obesity-related health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention recommends that adults should be consuming less than 10 per cent of their total energy intake, which is equivalent to 12 teaspoons of sugar each day. When you consider that some popular carbonated drinks contain around 10 teaspoons of sugar, you can see how easy it is to quickly reach unhealthy levels…. see more