Is there too much of a *good* thing?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ran across the following article about excessive Coke consumption (2 gallons a day!) as contributing to a woman's early death:
While I generally agree with the points made by the article, I do take issue with one:
'New Zealand Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich said "there isn't a labeling regime in the world" that could have prevented the death of somebody who chose to drink Coke in such large quantities... "It doesn't matter what the food is. If it's consumed in excess, there will be ill health effects," Rich said.'
I beg to differ with her. What would be the ill effects of consuming excessive amounts of carrots, for example? I do know of a rabbit that became grossly obese from too many carrots in its diet, but I suspect that a human being would die of other causes before excessive carrot consumption could be a potential culprit. Just think of all the crunching that would take!