21-15-9 reps of:
Clean 135 pounds
Elizabeth is part of the Yearly Benchmark series. Log your results!
CrossFit’s dietary prescription is to “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.” But you don’t have to be a CrossFitter to know that sugar isn’t good for you.
Hundreds of websites exist that describe the negative effects of processed, refined, and added sugars but the prevalence of these food additives in the United States is astounding. In a country where childhood Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and over 89 million Americans are pre-diabetic, the country could stand to take a look at this food-driven illness.
CrossFit is doing its part as it takes on Big Soda. CEO and Founder Greg Glassman said, “sugar is a toxin and sugary beverages should include a warning label “very much like cigarettes and like alcohol.”
In the fall, Glassman and CrossFit Inc. embarked on a campaign to get SB203 passed in the California Senate legislation which would require a health warning on soda and sugary beverages.
But the story doesn’t end with a warning label.
“Glassman explains manufacturers of sugar-sweetened beverages manipulate science, contribute to injurious and even fatal hydration guidelines, and sponsor health and fitness organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Through membership in the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS), both organizations support licensure of fitness trainers—a measure that would criminalize CrossFit trainers.” (Source)
Would you support a health warning on sugary beverages?