Origana's Slim Dieters' Corner

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Do you like being deceived?

Dear Friend,

To the above question, I'm quite sure that you DO NOT like to be deceived, but that is what big companies do ALL the time!

I'm pretty sure you know that big companies like to lie. All right, I feel that it isn't fair to say that they "like" to lie, but they "have" to lie for the sake of the company and its shareholders.

With millions of dollars to spend on advertising and marketing, huge companies can basically say anything they want to about their own company and products. One such company is PepsiCo.

Lately, PepsiCo has created an official "government looking" symbol that they put on products they deem especially "healthy." The "Smart Spot" symbol is a green circle with a white check mark, surrounded by the slogan "Smart Choices Made Easy."

This symbol is intended to mislead consumers on a large scale. It is colored a healthy green, and designed to make you think that you are consuming something healthy.

Don't be fooled by this deceptive trick. Products displaying the Smart Spot symbol meet nutrition criteria based on FDA standards and recommendations that are ruled by dollars, rather than concern for your welfare.

There are over a hundred "Smart Spot" products such as Gatorade (Tooth-eroding property 3 to 11 times more powerful than Cola-based beverages), Diet Pepsi drinks (Contains aspartame, read below for risks associated with consuming it), and many other heavily processed snacks.

Aspartame is one of the most dangerous food additives to ever be introduced into the market, with potential side effects like migraines, seizures, nausea, weight gain, depression, and insomnia, just to name a handful out of about 90 recorded health problems. Aspartame is also one of the main culprits in triggering chronic illnesses like brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and diabetes. So if you think drinking Diet Pepsi to manage weight is the way to go, THINK AGAIN! You would be much better off drinking our All-Natural Herbal Tea from time to time; it may not taste as good as Diet Pepsi (although I think our tea tastes great!), but at least it won't jeopardize your health!

Misleading consumers to believe that they are doing something beneficial to their health by eating processed potato chips or drinking Diet Pepsi is totally unethical and beyond irresponsible.

Always keep in mind that the responsibility of multi-national food giants is NOT to you, but to their shareholders. Don't ever think that they care about your health, because they only care about their profits. You may be asking, well if people start experiencing health problems after consuming their products, won't it jeopardize their business? The answer to that is, yes it will, but since the substances in their products cause slow, gradual, deterioration to your health, you probably won't suspect them when the illnesses hit you.

But don't worry, through this blog I will inform you of the good AND the evil in the food and health industries, so that you can make well-informed decisions when it comes to what you put in your mouth!

I sincerely wish you and your family the best of health!

To everlasting health,



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