Yemen reaches ‘a Cutting sugar is point of no return’ the healthy choice
NEGOTIATION is the best solution and there must be humanitarian intervention before Yemen sinks further into the abyss.
US President Donald Trump’s recent weapons deal with the Saudis is only the latest example of our uncritical support for their bloody regime. The US restocks Saudi weapon stockpiles and fuels its planes, sending the message that the US supports a deadly war. The US and the UK have been providing the bulk of the military weapons used by Saudi Arabia in the war.
The UK has licensed weapons worth £3.3 billion (R56 billion) since the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen in March 2015. Yemen is “at the point of no return” after new figures released by the UN show 17 million people are facing severe food insecurity and without urgent help will fall prey to famine. About 6.8 million people are deemed to be in a state of emergency – one step from famine on the five-point integrated food security phase classification with a further 10.2 million in crisis.
Like those of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, or Aleppo boy Omran Daqneesh in the back of an ambulance, the images of emaciated 18-year-old Yemeni woman Saida Ahmad Baghili ask a neglected question: how did we get here? Durban North AFTER reading about the much-feared sugar tax, I was shocked by the amount of sugar contained in a slice of bread − half a teaspoon! A can of cold drink has about three teaspoons of sugar!
Our love for sugar has even seen people add sugar to Amasi, which in my book is tantamount to adding teaspoons of salt to custard!
When you realise how much sugar you consume daily, it’s enough to make you drop that koeksister. So, armed with this knowledge, I gave myself the challenge of eliminating sugar completely from my tea and coffee.
That was a year ago and I haven’t looked back. Do I sometimes miss sweetened tea/coffee the same way you’d miss your first school crush? Hardly.
When I eat a jam sandwich or cake, I’ve noticed how the sugar in the sandwich or the cake compensates for the sugar I’ve eliminated in my hot beverage. The upside?
I haven’t had to buy sugar in months, meaning I have some spare change for a change. Why don’t you take up the challenge as well? You won’t regret it.
I haven’t had to buy sugar in months