If Coca-Cola were to Make an Honest Commercial…

Wow – now here is a message! Do you drink Coca-cola products? How many a week?

I wrote once (long, long, long ago) a series of posts about the amount of sugar in commonly consumed beverages and food that is leading to an increase in health related concerns across North America. The first, Unhealthy America, was about a trend I noticed while visiting a children’s museum in a Western United States city. The second post, Unhealthy America Part I: Stress, was a post about the science behind stress-induced health concerns in adults. The third and fourth post, Unhealthy America Part II: Trends in Obesity and Unhealthy America Part III: Obesity & Type II Diabetes, demonstrated the connection between comforting eating, caloric intake and body mass index (BMI).

I recognize that Coca-Cola is not solely at fault. There are other beverage companies and mass-food production companies world-wide that create their consumable merchandise as cheaply as possible to keep their retail prices low. To issue blame on any one company for the unhealthy state of our society is faulty logic, at best.

We (society) ask for foods that taste sweet (or salty).

We (society) want “treats” not as a once-a-day item or once/ twice a week, but before, with, and after every meal.

In other words, we are asking for their products… and we don’t want to pay a lot of money for their products either.

I know this post (and attached video) is called “If Coca-Cola were to Make an Honest Commercial…” but to be honest myself, as much as I LOVE this short video, I don’t think Coca-Cola is entirely at fault. I think the blame falls on the person looking back at us in the mirror. The person who can’t (or won’t) control their appetites and desires.

Thanks for listening to my soap-box.

Here is the video by John Pemberton that he titled “The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial”.

Please share your thoughts below. I’d love to hear from you. ~Kristen


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