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Showing posts with label beverage. Show all posts

Australians Want Government to Introduce a Sugar Tax

The government is not doing what is wanted by the majority of Australians. Most are pushing for tax on products containing a high amount of sugar. A tax is required they say. It seems the Prime Minister is backing the large companies producing sweet goods. The Health Star labelling system and the Food Partnership advertising a good diet are not sufficient 0 Kind in report to time on nutrition or that's of policy || star partnership || Kind report time nutrition that's policy 0 " carbonated price increase reduce study dollars sales costs prevent evidences influence children effects alcohol problem consumers taxes week reduction imposing reduced prices buy small effective ounce bmi taxation reduces tobacco increases weight percent brownell intervention analysis based conclusion social problems rudd encourage generate site super pediatric total people imposed healthier medical disease economic convincing theory curb decrease thomas researchers sugary demand elasticity long andreyeva sale excise containers larger caloric effect measure approach shows company prevention expenses revenues income annual million estimated gallon life solutions medibank big billion threats carbonate flaws carried prove properties tefft frisvold fletcher mortality sensitive adults young adult studies consumer demonstrates at-risk gain period advocate regular raised journal purchases beverage soda research higher person calorie cent forms factor rise bad obese prevalence " ! ! ; healthcare it up we do coalition at healthy so foods as beverages or healthcare coalition healthy foods beverages cost consumption nutrition soft drinks diabetes ; + tie australians say wants he government let introduce gov by sub sugar of tax on
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Is Coffee Beneficial or Dangerous?

Is coffee good or bad? People in many countries drink gallons of the stuff, particularly the United States, Italy and South American nations. It has always been said that a couple of cups a day is okay. However, people drink much more than this. Tea drinkers hide behind the myth that tea is harmless while coffee is not.
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The main "drug" in both tea and coffee is caffeine. It should be noted that professional athletes can now consume as much caffeine as they wish with no fear of getting banned from athletics. This decision was made largely because policing of it was costly and a burden for administrators, not because it does not stimulate the body to improved performance.

Apparently drinking a maximum of five cups of coffee a day increases your lifespan - in Japan. Pity other countries failed to find any connection between the two factors. Japan has also claimed resistance against Alzheimer's, melanoma, diabetes and other ailments. Proof elsewhere is weak for this.

Scientists are saying the dangers of coffee is a myth. Like the beliefs that exercise causes accumulation of lactic acid and oxidants damage the body - both are untrue. Even in advertisements these falsehoods are pushed more and more. Culture, unfortunately, has inertia and it can take centuries for beliefs to change.

The greatest problem with coffee that is seldom mentioned is that the beverage is addictive, so is tea for that matter. Is coffee anything more than a comforting pleasant drink that makes for better conversation? Personally, I believe that it is not dangerous, but claims of benefits should be taken with, say, a cup of coffee.
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Australian Binge Drinking Problem

Australia is a society that "molds" itself around a culture of high alcohol consumption. Other countries also have this problem. Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England also have a reputation for excessive drinking behavior. None, though have the strong established culture as that in Australia.

The young learn from the old. Australian youth spend their weekends in a blur of binge drinking. Their parents have openly consumed alcohol at parties, barbecues and in pubs, since the youth were toddlers. And in Australia, children can be brought into pubs.

Cultural change is called for by the federal government. However, cultural norms of behavior are nearly impossible to change unless people feel a real crisis. The Ebola catastrophe in Africa have forced citizens to change their burial habits. Unfortunately, Australians do not take the alcohol crisis seriously. They think it does no apply to them.

The intention to charge mothers with a crime for damage to their unborn babies through heavy alcohol consumption is a step in the right direction. It could also be extended in the future to cover the obesity crisis as well. Regrettably, laws have not stopped illegal drug use. People are stubborn. It is like believing that you can change someone - individuals can change in the short term. They go back to their old ways in the long run.
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