The other night I was calmly doing some reading while a television was on. Suddenly I heard a catchy tune, “Baby I’m Worth It….” I looked up to see that it was a seductive commercial selling cheap chocolate. I say seductive because, well, somehow they were able to make the chocolate look sexy, and I guess that’s supposed to be how you feel after eating it. (I know, whatever works to sell something right?) Since what I was reading was about health versus disease and what causes it, I wanted to jump up and hurl insults at the television set. Of course I restrained myself, but it’s been on my mind ever since.
Let’s talk about why you’re not worth it. In fact, let’s break it down, shall we?
Sugar…yes…don’t be shocked. Here’s the rundown from top to bottom. Sugar, Corn Syrup, More Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, More Sugar, and Molasses.
I was going to list for you all of the bad things that sugar does to your body, however, I got overwhelmed, and it felt like my fingers were going to fall off. So, I was going to be lazy and cut and paste from a trusted source…again, too long. Here you go, an excerpt from Dr. Appleton’s book “Suicide by Sugar.“
Diasodium Phosphate: Linked to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, mucus membrane irritation and osteoporosis.
I started thinking, no one is worth this. In fact, what we are worth, and what we deserve, are to live our lives free from fear. Fear of disease, fear of surgeries, fear of financial despair due to medical bills and prescription drugs. Free from fear of a painful death that can be the result of not watching what we are eating. This seductive marketing strategy tells us that we deserve to be the victim of the subsequent destruction of our bodies. Aren’t you tired of being used as a pawn to increase the bottom line of of food manufacturers? Of course I’m using the term “food” loosely here…
One night when I couldn’t sleep, I started imagining a better commercial. I envisioned a trampoline, there was an orange bouncing to the beat of Baby I’m Worth It. I’m thinking the orange may have had a smiley face on it, but at any rate, you knew that it was having fun. Pretty soon the banana joined in, they bounce together for a while. Then, broccoli joined in. I envisioned the broccoli boasting impressive quads. Pretty soon a beautiful multicolored party ensued. Bouncing up-and-down, going higher and higher, and yes they all had smiley faces, and they were obviously having a good time. Then I fell asleep.
Baby you’re worth so much more!