Daily sugar requirements according to WHO is around 12 teaspoons of sugar
Your softdrink can contain around 8.5 teaspoons which is daily limit for 4-5 years old kids
Harmful effects of excess sugar in diet include
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart disease
- Gum Disease
- Tooth decay
Why is so much sugar placed in drinks?
- Caffeine is bitter. Most people address this by adding sugar to caffeinated beverages.
- Straight coffee (no milk, no sugar) is zero-calorie and sugar-free, but bitter so it is sweetened to improve flavor.
- Energy Drinks contain lots of sugar, particularly those that are juice/soda combinations. Rockstar Juiced and Punched are very high in sugar.
For more information click here: Sugar content in my drink
In pursuance of National Environment Awareness Campaign 2012 , Department of Community Medicine organised this at Rural Health Training centre Palsora,Sector 56 Chandigarh.
It was a real fun to be part of this campaign ,and there was so much to learn from this endeavor.
A lot of school children participated in this drive and as a part of campaign a poster competition,essay writing competition,Rally and tree plantation drive was carried out in the sector 56 Chandigarh.
I got to have an interactive session with school kids and it was real fun interacting with them and hearing them talk.And lot of practical ideas for saving paper were generated by them during talk which included subscribing for E bill for phones,and avoiding printing ATM statements and so on..
The posters made were really good and few of them are pictured below………