New York is planning to ban the sale of 1.5 soft drinks at restaurants, bars and cafes.
Wednesday, June 13 2012
Soft drinks.- The major of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has proposed a new law to ban the sale and consumption of 1.5 litres soft drinks in his latest attempt to fight against obesity.
The new law will not be applied to those “light” drinks, products based and mixed up with milk or those drinks that have a nutritional value of 25 calories or less per every 0.20 litres.
So far, the initiate is being debated by the authorities of “the city that never sleeps” and it could cause a great impact in restaurants and cafes in New York and not so much in supermarkets and shops that will not be affected by the restrictions.
On the other side, medical experts believe that an indiscriminate consumption of soft drinks contributes to overweight and obesity while recommending a maximum consumption of between 1,500 and 2,000 calories on a daily basis.