Sweetened Food stuff like soft drinks and juices are favorite beverages for most of us especially at a hot day and after exotic exercise….BUT like our caring government realized that over consumption of Sugar intake, which is one of the factor that caused obesity and health effect; has proposed and soon implementing a TAX effective 1st July 2019 to discourage Rakyat for over intake of SUGAR !
All ready-to-drink package beverages exceeding 5%, fruit/vegetable juices exceeding 12% and milk-based exceeding 7% of SUGAR, will be levied for extra TAXES !
Sugar which normally referred as Sucrose or a table sugar, is commonly used in most of the beverages. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars for a man in a day is 37.5 grams (9 teaspoons) and a women for 25 grams (6 teaspoons)
As a smart consumer, we need to read and understand the Sugar content in the Nutrition Label on every product purchased to understand your daily intake and to a manufacturer, is necessary to undergo all relevant lab analysis to ensure their products are compliance to our daily healthy requirement ! 💖
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