January 6, 2010

The Great Marketing Scam: Don’t be a food zombie

Things have changed immensely since the industrial revolution. The way we eat is no exception. Everywhere you turn there are ads for unhealthy foods -- on the radio, when you turn on the T.V., on the billboards on your drive to work and the unhealthy restaurants all over your town. Most people can agree they are bombarded with unhealthy food ads. . . it’s no wonder people become food zombies and end up eating what the ads told them to eat.

Today, real food seems old fashioned, the food products in the ad have become the new “normal.” When you think about it, how backwards is this whole system? Many people eat “food” that is typically made from chemicals and manufactured in a lab. These products have very little, if any, nutritional value.

What happened from eating a tomato right from the garden, eating meat from happy, grass-fed animals or getting milk right from the cow? If we ignored the advertising that told us that the “Taco Bell diet” or the “Cookie diet” works, or that drinking a can of zero-calorie, chemical-ladden, fake-sugar water was perfectly fine, or that it is better to buy food that has been shipped across the world to a grocery store rather than from your local farmer – we would avoid many of the diseases Americans are stricken with today.

If you have become a food zombie, you need to take good look at your health. It is one of the simpler scams to avoid… just eat real food.

1 comment:

  1. The "Taco Bell Diet" has got to be one of the craziest things I've heard of. When I saw the commercial for it, I thought it was a joke!