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Public Health Ministry hopes to cut salt, sugar consumption in Thailand by 30% within 2022


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I find it hard to eat Thai food these days because everything has one taste. Sugar. My wife is an Australian Thai and she went to the doctor in Australia and they said she was pre diabetic. If she didn't change her diet it would come. Went to a dietician, bought lots of healthy foods to bring back to Thailand, gave up cola and sweets. Came back to Thailand  and the doctor said " You have no problems" . Out goes the healthy food, back to cola and sweets. Thais know best. Unless the medical profession gets involved there is no hope.

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just ban the consumption of salt and sugar in condo buildings 

Put an extremely high tax on salty and sugary food AND use that extra tax to reduce tax on non salty and non sugary foods..... 555, I know, a very funny suggestion.....  

And not forgetting kidney disease which is very high in Thailand due to the high sodium content in takeaway street food (Soy and Oyster sauce) and of course, instant noodles which not only has high so

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Its ok saying cut the salt and sugar out, just look at the state of some the young kids these days they are already obese just go in 7/11 early morning and see the junk they buy, 

We have a friend and their son is well over 100 kilo's and only 14, I saw them in central the other week the mother bought him a jogging machine at 150k Baht we can guess what will happen to that

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For a start, they can ban schools from selling soft drinks and those vendors from selling kids smoothies outside of schools.

 

You have to start at the source and start educating kids about the dangers of refined carbs and the long term damages it will have.

 

To me this is just another minister drumming up some media attention to justify his existence, if he were true to what he wants to achieve, then we would have had a heading like: Public Health Minister to ban the above in all schools from 1 January 2021 ! ! !

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Public Health Ministry hopes to cut salt, sugar consumption in Thailand by 30% within 2022

I never seen Thai people using salt in cooking ,only spices and soya sauce and oyster sauce and some other cr@p.

I wish him good luck trying to stop that or even reducing. 

Same with the Sugar Thais use a lot of sugar in their cooking. 

They love their sweet snacks Anything sweet.

I would say he's got no hope in Hell. Satan will look after that.  😈

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As the saying goes.... fat chance of success.

 

Carbohydrates are the problem. They are not just present in sugar but also rice, pasta, potato, wheat and alcohol. 

 

Education and taxes are the answer but in a country where rice is a 3 meals a day staple along with copious amounts of sugar added to the cooking, there is little chance of change.

 

Those working in a physical environment like builders, labourers, farmers are often slim and healthy (apart from smoking ha ha so they gonna die a horrible death as well), along with well educated ambitious kids in cities who look after themselves, but go to a village and count the obese parents sleeping all day in a hammock (whilst their village decays under a mountain of rubbish), the obese children on their phone all day, having spent their 50-100 baht given to them each day for school on unhealthy food from the street vendors who give less than a flying one for the kid's health, whilst their mothers work away in places like Pattaya..... sitting around eating whilst waiting for customers or drinking "lady drinks" and eating as much as they can when a Farang bar fines them...... I would say most Thais are now significantly overweight.

 

Wow... covered quite a range of pet subjects in this rant.... did I forget any?

 

 

 

Edit - damn didn't get the Covid (flu) farce or road deaths in..... 

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

cut salt, sugar consumption in Thailand by 30% within 2022

You may have noticed there are two typos in the headline.  
 

First they meant 1/30th of 1% or 0.0333% and second they meant to write the year 3022.  

 

Now when you reread the article, it is definitely an obtainable objective which is well within the realms of reality.

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28 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

A much easier, and faster way to cut Sugar and Salt intake, would be to close every 7/11 by this Sunday.

The most unhealthy places on the Planet.

That sounds like a good plan because I haven't seen anything healthy in any of them, however having said that, I was taken aback when I visited a new Family Mart which has opened nearby, and the absolute rubbish that is on sale in that place is astounding.

 

I could not see one item that I would want to buy, apart from some water to refresh my dwindling stocks, and the number and variety of packets of crisps, chips, savouries and other rubbish that were available saddened me.
 

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23 hours ago, djayz said:

Everything in moderation. 

 

I'm convinced that levying an extra tax on all this unhealthy food isn't the optimal solution. Those who can afford it, will simply pay more and continue their lifestyle. A more effective way might be to make people aware of the health issues associated with unchecked consumption of certain foods and ingredients. 

 

I am a Diabetic, Type 2. The problem in Thailand is that everything is flavoured with salt and sugar. For example the roadside chicken a favourite with both Thais and Farangs  has a sauce containing garlic and sugar. I  go and order chicken the day before, for pick up. If you are trying to reduce sugar you must be aware that in Thailand it is ubiquitous, not just in processed foods.

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