Great News !
I am delighted to learn that our government has taken definite action to improve the health of our residents !
For many years, according to Statistics Canada, Newfoundlanders have been Canada’s ‘plumpest’ Canadians, with the highest rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. ( We are also Canada’s friendliest folks).
To combat our soaring healthcare costs ( healthcare is free to everyone), residents must soon pay a tax of twenty cents per litre on sugary drinks, such as Coke and Pepsi.
This is a wonderful first step to help educate the public how harmful refined sugar can be to our health.
I had an early education on the damaging effects of sugar.
My loving father never ate refined sugar. No cookies, cakes, etc. He was fit and slim throughout his long life.
It was conflicting for me, as my mom was a fabulous baker, but looking back now, I can see the wisdom in my father’s decision.
Refined sugar causes inflammation in the body. As such, it has been shown to aggravate many chronic diseases, such as arthritis, which many older adults gradually develop.
We are wise to limit refined sugar in our diets.
I am proud of our government.
Christ followers, who are aware of the body being a temple of the Holy Spirit, should be most aware of lovingly nourishing our precious bodies.
May we choose carefully what we eat and drink.
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