The FDA is Killing Us Sweetly with Sugar Intake

Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley /
Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley /

Diabetes is continuously one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. As a developed nation, we shouldn’t have 30 million people with diabetes. When you look at other developed nations like Canada, Australia, and countries in the European Union, diabetes simply isn’t as prevalent.

So, what is going on?

Many point to the FDA. They may be killing us sweetly because of the sugar intake that they allow us to have.

While the Food and Drug Administration claims to protect public health, that is not always the case. They often place corporate profits above consumer safety. They approve artificial sweeteners left and right. They also allow many artificially sweetened products to hit the market.

What’s available in fast food restaurants and as prepackaged treats in the supermarket are considerably higher in sugar than what’s available in other parts of the world.

Things like Twinkies and Little Debbie snack cakes don’t even exist in most developed nations.

Meanwhile, burgers, soft drinks, and milkshakes from fast food chains are higher in sugar in the US than in places like Australia and Germany. In fact, there have been studies to look at the sugar content of food served at McDonalds, Burger King, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. While the US, Australia, and Germany have a similar menu, the sugar content is lower in Australia and Germany.

Why is it so much higher in the US, then?

All fingers point to the FDA. They’re ALLOWING us to have this added sugar. Even if it means that more people will get diagnosed with diabetes. Even if it means that more people will be categorized as obese.

It’s all about what’s readily available to us. Ready-to-eat foods, carbonated drinks, and baked products that are high in sugar are the easiest and cheapest foods to get our hands on. As such, it leads to unhealthy eating patterns, chronic inflammation, and a higher probability of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

The good news is that while the FDA isn’t looking out for you, there are ways to stay ahead. Watch what you eat. Focus on cooking your own food rather than reaching for ready-made and fast food items.

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