Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Got a brochure from Nestle in the mail today. On the back cover it had this ad for their 'Greenblend', you-beaut coffee, that delivers 70% more antioxidants than green tea.
What on earth is that supposed to mean?
What is it with the desire to find silver bullets in our food?
Why not just eat/drink it because it tastes good?
The little published fact is that every chemical (And everything is a chemical, don't fall for this 'chemical free' nonsense on packaging. If it is not a chemical, what is it?) will kill you if taken in excess. All of them. A woman died from drinking too much water last year. Vitamin A is especially toxic in large quantities. Sodium Chloride, common salt that is so essential in our diet, causes foetal abnormalities, developmental malfunction and death in laboratory animals when administered in high doses.
This marketing driven foolishness, that if a little of something is good for you then more must be even better, gives me the irrits.
Can you tell?