OBESITY EPIDEMIC THEORY
Today’s new theory is about the obesity epidemic that’s sweeping across the globe. I know that the scientist and psychologists are blaming our sedentary lifestyles. They say that we are increasingly becoming more and more sedentary, that is we are sitting on our asses and not doing anything that involves actually moving, it’s also worth noting that in poorer countries and less well off the obesity epidemic is virtually non-existant. I agree with most of it but I think the biggest cause is...
SOFT DRINKS, those sweet fizzy carbonated drinks! I can’t tell you how many times I have been at the supermarket and seen families who have one trolley for their groceries and pushing another one full of Coke. That can’t be good for you. Even the other day I saw this lady, with her kids and they were buying 3 cases of Coca-cola’s “Mother” energy drink!
How many times have you seen people drinking a can on their way to work, washing their food down with a can of soft drink, it’s not good. When we look back at previous generations you see that they were quite fit and healthy? Now since the soft drink went to mass-production in the fifties, we have become increasingly fatter and fatter, do the maths!
These soft drinks contain about 11 table spoons of sugar ( I saw this at the Coca-cola museum!). Now you cannot possibly do enough in a day to burn off that amount of sugar (Ok, maybe if you where an Iron-man or something) but for the rest of us, there isn’t a hope in hell that your normal life will let you burn that sugar. So the only thing that your body can do is convert it all to FAT.
So my theory is that it is soft drinks that are causing the obesity epidemic! Let me know what you think?