posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 01:14 PM
I'd rather see them tax High Fructose Corn Syrup. Chocolate isn't healthy in excess but its a far cry from the leading cause of obesity. When you
can get 5 double cheeseburgers for $5 at McDonalds, its hard to imagine people binging themselves to obesity on chocolate candies.
Let's tax HFCS to the point where food manufacturers would rather go back to sugar. It's more natural, it would make food taste better, and the
health benefits would be enormous. The reason highly processed sweeteners like HFCS are so bad for you is the speed and ease which they are passed
through your body. Digesting sugar (the old fashioned kind) takes a toll on your body that you can feel, thus making you queasy after eating too much.
Sort of like your body's way of telling you to ease off the soda. When you drink excessive amounts of artificial sweeteners, your body's self
defense mechanisms don't kick in as well. I remember back in the day when people would drink Coca Cola by the glass, now people seem to drink it by