How Coca-Cola’s Misleading You About Obesity

 

Have you seen the Coca-Cola Company’s promotions recently?

They’ve launched a campaign intended to convince the public — YOU — that obesity is caused by a lack of exercise.

Some people…somewhere…may fall for that idea. But I won’t let you be one of them.

Many factors contribute to obesity and weight issues. Exercise is certainly one factor.

But there are plenty more, the most important of which, in my opinion, is diet.

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What you put in your mouth usually has a much greater influence on the fat levels of your body than exercise does.

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Then why do you think a drink company that sells sugar-laden sodas would promote exercise as the solution to obesity?

So you’ll continue to drink their drinks and they’ll continue to profit!

A large part of their promotion focuses on counting calories.

If calories become your main concern, and Coca-Cola reduces calories in their sugary drinks, you’ll think it’s ok to continue consuming their soda.

And they’ll continue to make more money. (This is one of the tactics for their current campaign.)

But the old adage that weight loss is about ‘calories in and calories out’ is false.

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All calories are not created equal

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Sugar calories significantly increase your insulin levels and promote fat storage. They make you fat.

Healthy fat and protein calories don’t metabolize in the same way.

The equivalent amount  of calories in sugar will cause completely different reactions in your body than that same number of calories in healthy fat or protein.

And what happens in your body fat-wise, based on those reactions, is completely different too.

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AVOID SUGAR

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That’s the best advice I can give you if you want to lose weight.

That means sugar in the form of added cane sugar, processed carbohydrates, and even artificial sweeteners (Suez).

If what you’re eating increases your insulin level dramatically (like sugar does!), then you’re heading straight for fat storage.

It’s heartbreaking to me when companies promote misleading information in order to profit. It seems they’re willing to deteriorate the health of those less knowledgeable in the name of money.

What can you do?

Spread the word.lemon-387590_640
Share this blog post.
Don’t let people get duped by this misinformation.

What else can you do?

Cut out Coke…and all other sodas.
Stick with fresh purified water, and add some lemon or lime for flavor.
Drink green tea (hot or cold).
Try kombucha (you can even buy your own scoby!)

Remember, when you cut out the sugary sodas and other insulin-raising products, you’re doing your body a real favor AND helping to keep your fat-storing mechanism turned off, too.


Alicia

P.S. To check out a giant lollipop made of dehydrated sugar from a can of Coke, click here:

Giant Lollipop Link

 

 

Resource:
Suez, J, et al. “Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.” Nature, published online, 17 Sept. 2014. Web. 6 Sept. 2015

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