Health Sugar alert over $1 slushies

01:00  12 january  2018
01:00  12 january  2018 Source:   9News.com.au

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It’s a refreshing drink designed to cool you down on a hot day, but a shocking new advertising campaign is showing consumers the reality of what is inside your slushy.

The frozen soft drinks, which are often sold in fast food outlets for as little as $1, contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar – the same amount as nearly eight lemonade ice blocks, the LiveLight campaign said.

The “Don’t be Sucked In” campaign compared drinking a Slurpee to consuming a large cup of bulging toxic fat, and revealed that drinking a large drink every day this summer could result in nearly two kilograms of weight.

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“While this graphic advertisement isn’t easy to look at, it clearly illustrates the risks of drinking too many sugary drinks,” Cancer Council Australia’s Craig Sinclair said.

“Frozen drinks in particular contain ridiculous amounts of added sugar – even more than a standard soft drink.

“A mega $3 Slurpee contains… more than three times the maximum recommended by the World Health Organisation of six teaspoons a day.”

Pat © AAP Image/Dave Hunt Pat "The Ice Man" Bertoletti competes in a 'Slurp Off' time trial in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall in 2010. Dietitian Alison McAleese said extra sugar can lead toward weight gain, obesity and toxic fat, and increase the risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart and kidney disease.

“When nearly two thirds of Aussie adults and a third of kids are overweight or obese, it’s completely irresponsible for these companies to be actively promoting excessive consumption of drinks completely overloaded with sugar,” Ms McAleese said.

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“And while this campaign focuses on the weight-related health risks, we can’t ignore the fact that sugary drinks are also a leading cause of tooth decay in Australia, with nearly half of children aged 2–16 drinking soft drink every day.

The campaign will be shown on bus and tram stops across Victoria.

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