Partners in Health and Wholeness is trying to reach you in every way possible. Why are we trying to reach you? Because we have some truths that could help change how we view health for ourselves and for each other. People of faith who are interested in these health topics try really hard to get the same message out there in different ways. Health is an issue of faith. We are in the midst of a health crisis.
I am interested in health because God calls me to honor my body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. Through the grace of God, I am able to pray through hard choices in order to be healthy. Additionally, I see people who are affected with depression, obesity, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and so much more, all ailments greatly contributed to by sugar consumption.
The Center for Science for the Public Interest has put together some information for consumers, including lies and truths about sugar intake, such as:
Lie: “There is no scientific evidence that connects sugary beverages to obesity.”
Truth: Each additional sugary drink consumed per day increases the likelihood of a child becoming obese by about 60%. Sugary drinks are connected to other health problems as well.
Truth: Drinking one or two sugary drinks per day increases your risk for type 2 diabetes by 25%.
I urge you to check out the site for the Center for Science in the Public Interest to learn more sweet truths. Adults are encouraged to preview the content of the video included on the website before sharing it with children.
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–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for churches in NC.