“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
(Psalm 119:103 NIV)

Americans are too sweet. In the year 1820 the average American consumed only about 20 lbs of sugar annually but today Americans consume an incredible 130 lbs of sugar annually. That’s about 3 lbs of sugar every week. Over a lifetime this is enough sugar to fill an entire dumpster. The American Heart Association recommends consuming not more than 9.5 teaspoons of sugar daily but the average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons everyday. One 12 oz can of soda alone contains 12 teaspoons of sugar. Even the Bible says that “it is not good to eat too much honey.” (Proverbs 25:27) The problem is that refined sugar has no nutritional value and contributes to the development of obesity, diabetes, headaches, nervous tension, depression, and vascular disorders. What is even worse is that sugar is as addictive as cocaine.(1) The good news is that we don’t need the sweetness of this world because we can “taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) The cravings of our stomach will never be satisfied but the righteous eat to satisfy their soul. (Proverb 13:25) So the next time we want something sweet open a Bible and taste the sweetness of God’s Word.

1) http://foodbeast.com/2013/10/01/an-unforgiving-breakdown-of-how-much-sugar-america-consumes/

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