Soft drinks contain approximately 6 to 12 teaspoons of sugar and the number of these drinks being consumed by Malaysians is increasing daily. According to a recent news report 1,000 canned drinks are consumed every minute in Malaysia.
Several studies on our meats like chicken (both imported and local), beef, mutton and frozen burgers have found an alarmingly high incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in them. Eating foods contaminated with such bacteria can cause life-threatening complications as the treatment of such cases may be difficult.
The indiscriminate use of antibiotics in animal feeds has caused the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in farm animals. The spread of such bacteria in our meats is alarming and poses a serious health threat to consumers.
A recent report of a life-threatening heart attack in a young healthy male suggests care is needed with caffeinated energy drinks.