Sugar "rehab clinic" opens in Amsterdam
According to the Dutch Diabetic Foundation, the Netherlands is unconsciously addicted to sugar. The foundation is therefore opening temporary sugar "rehab clinic" on Leidsestraat in Amsterdam on Monday. This "clinic" is actually an information center about sugar, AT5 reports.
"We chose Leidsestraat because it is a sweet street, with many temptations, shops full of candy, ice cream and chocolate", a spokesperson for the foundation said to the broadcaster. A massive 80 percent of Dutch consume too much sugar, the foundation says.
"It is hidden in so many products and we are also constantly tempted to make unhealthy choices", Hanneke Dessing, director of the Diabetes Foundation, said to the broadcaster. The information center can provide visitors with information on added sugars, hidden sugars and healtier alternatives.
The sugar rehab clinic will be open from Monday for one week, until November 13th.