Sugared-water's Fight Against Obesity

- POSTED ON: Jan 15, 2013

There are lots of reasons for Obesity, and Scientific Research--as reported by the media - continually spins the Wheel of Chance in order to pick one. The high-calorie-sugared-water commonly known as SODA would certainly be a contributing factor for those people who choose to drink lots of it.

Below is a sneak peak of an advertisement that Coca-Cola prepared to possibly air during the Superbowl showing us that they are helping us fight obesity.

..... Uhhh....Right ......

Coca-Cola makes a lot of money selling sugared water.
… I must admit that It also makes a lot of money from me personally from the Coke Zero and Diet Cokes that I choose to drink.

In this ad, Coca-Cola indirectly admits that drinking a lot of sugared water might affect weight. However, it also attempts to reinforce the erroneous belief that you can "out train a bad diet", and it gives Coca-Cola ammunition against “unfriendly” legislation by suggesting that it is working hard to be “part of the solution”.

Coca-Cola wants to sell products.
As many as they possibly can.
That’s it. 

  It’s the way our society is built.

The aim of this advertisement is to do that.   Soda taxes or policies that restrict sales will be far worse for business than an ad like this which is designed to deceive the Public to make it believe that Coca-Cola is "part of the solution", and that we can "outrun" our glasses of sugar.

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On Jan 15, 2013 jethro wrote:
You can include "sugared water" if you have a calorie deficit or eat calories you burn. My youngest son's (31) after work "cocktail" is a 2 liter bottle of coke or pepsi and he has a six pack. However, this add is only wishy washy about weight problems and solutions. Perhaps there should be a warning at the bottom of the add stating that regular coke calories are empty and addictive because of the sugar.

On Jan 15, 2013 jethro wrote:
There has been a war on refined sugar for years and it probably go on into the next century. I do not drink soda of any kind diet or otherwise, and I do not use sugar. I use Sweet'n Low and have for years. Hold on! next week the advertisers will be blaming something else for obesity. Perhaps we should all drink green bubble-up and eat rainbow stew.

On Jan 17, 2013 Dr. Collins wrote:
Hi Jethro and John, the choice of what foods or "food-like substances" we put into our bodies belongs to each of us. Many people would never choose to drink diet cokes just like I choose never to drink sugared drinks, including classic cokes. If I'm going to have sugar, my personal choice is to eat it rather than drink it.

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