America is the most affected country by Corona. The maximum number of cases are being reported here and deaths are also happening the most, but the government has issued new guidelines on catering by ignoring the advice of scientists. It recommends that children under 2 years of age be refrained from giving products containing artificial sugar. The 2015 guideline has been replicated in the case of drinks and artificial sugar.
In fact, the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly issue catering guidelines every five years. The government uses this to set standards for lunch-menu etc. in schools and make various policies related to catering. Common Americans also decide the scale of food from this. Indirectly, various companies also update their food products on this basis.
Keep 10% artificial sugar in food
The guideline states that citizens should keep the maximum amount of artificial sugar at 10% of total calories and men should not take more than two drinks per day. At the same time, women have been advised not to have more than one drink daily. Both the recommendations for drinks and artificial sugar are contrary to the advice of scientists in July.
Scientists suggested that each person should reduce the amount of artificial sugar to less than 6% of total calories and that men should not consume more than a drink daily. Critics have questioned the latest guideline that the epidemic was not taken care of at all.
Scientists had said that evidence suggests that artificial sugar used in beverages increases obesity. It can also cause diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. More than two-thirds of adults in the US are struggling with obesity, diabetes, and other related diseases. This also increases the risk of corona becoming severe.
‘Quantity limit not acceptable’
Dr. Westley Clarke of Santa Clara University said that drinking too much alcohol is harmful to health, but there is no evidence of this from normal drinking. Limiting the amount of drinks can be socially, religiously, or culturally unacceptable for many people. This may have the opposite effect on the rest of the guidelines.