The video above is traveling across the Internet and around the globe with blazing speed.
It’s a spoof on the popular Coca-Cola commercial that depicts a family of polar bears and their product. Perhaps you’ve seen the original which romanticizes Coke as an endearing symbol of warm, fuzzy, family togetherness.
But this underground version is closer to reality TV
This satirical version of the Coke commercial shows what really happens to our health and weight when we drink as much of their products as the Coca-Cola Corporation hopes we will.
To be fair, this video isn’t just about Coke. Most soft drinks, regardless of the brand, contain the sweetener equivalent of approximately 9-12 teaspoons of sugar (usually in the form of high fructose corn syrup). And diet sodas, which use artificial sweeteners, are just as bad.
Anyone who watches TV can’t avoid the relentless ads for these ruinous soft drinks. Advertisers, such as Coke, target our kids from a very early age, so they’ll become lifelong “brand loyal” consumers. Tragically, their lives are dramatically shortened as a result of consuming these decidedly unhelpful products.
So I think a little payback is in order
Please help this video go viral by forwarding it to all your friends — especially all the children in your life. They need to see the truth. And they’ll instantly understand just by watching this brief cartoon.
I don’t think the answer to the problem is limiting the portion size of soft drinks, as Mayor Bloomberg is doing in New York City. I’m a big believer in personal freedom – and responsibility.
Call me naïve, but I trust that once people understand the consequence of their choices and actions, they’ll do the right thing.
Let’s help spread the facts
That’s why my mission is to make sure the other side of the story gets told so that everyone knows they have options and alternatives. And isn’t that what freedom is all about?
Believe it or not, there are people who drink a six-pack of sodas every day. Or who walk around sucking on a 32-ounce Big Slurpee all day long.
If that’s their choice, fine. Just as long as they can connect the dots between their soda consumption and the health consequences, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, and now Alzheimer’s.
Here’s the video. You decide. I think everybody on earth should have the opportunity to see it.
You can make this happen by spreading it around. Just forward this email to your friends. And don’t forget the kids!
What’s your opinion?
What do you think the solution(s) to our obesity and diabetes epidemics should be?
Should these unhealthful foods and beverages be banned? Or taxed? Who should pay for the medical consequences they cause?
Should the medical establishment — or the government — sponsor public education programs (like the video above) to inform citizens of the dangers and health consequences of these food products?
What should we doing? What’s going to turn the tide?
Please share your ideas below in the Comments section – and let’s have a healthy conversation about our options and obligations.
“Keep getting better!”™