Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Woke Corporations Strike Again

It was sugar after all.

Coca-Cola's work with scientists to downplay the role sugar plays in contributing to obesity has been called a 'low point in this history of public health.'

The beverage company donated millions of dollars to a team of researchers  at a non-profit claiming to look into causes of excess weight gain in the US.

However, the team ended up being a 'front group' for Coca-Cola and promoted the idea that it was a lack of exercise, not a bad diet, that was the primary driver of the US obesity epidemic.

Read the whole article over here


  1. Coca Cola will lie about anything to keep people addicted to their products. EVIL!

  2. Rozy, it's actually promoted as a "healthy" alternative to alcohol:)

    It should be quite obvious to everyone that consuming too much sugar is unhealthy. I lost several kg by just restricting the amount of sugar per day below the officially recommended 50g. Young active people can get away with eating all this sweet stuff but as you get older you really need to watch it.

  3. Post Alley CrackpotAugust 7, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Liquid sugar overloads your pancreas and makes it want to churn out more insulin, much more than your body weight requires.

    A friend of mine who used to consume several litres of liquid sugar per day wound up in hospital with diabetes. He was able to reverse the condition after eliminating liquid sugar and pumping vitamins and supplements through him that would allow his pancreas to regrow the cells that had been killed off or damaged.

    They put him on 80 units of insulin 100, which is what a type 1 diabetic who weighs 160 kg would require, and he didn't even weigh 100 kg. Fortunately just as soon as they did this, his A1C numbers started to drop like a rock.

    Now instead of liquid sugar, he prefers sparkling water as well as sodas that contain stevia instead of sugar, and his experience convinced me to do the same.

    There's a brand of stevia soda made in Los Angeles that's fairly decent, and although it doesn't really taste like sugar, it's close enough that you could dump the Pepsi and Coca-Cola habits easily.

    One thing I have to wonder about is if there's a difference between sugar from sugar beets versus sugar cane. In America, most of the sugar is from sugar cane, and all of the demerara-style sugar is from sugar cane.

    I have some Tate & Lyle's for the guests, but I've switched over to stevia. My guess is that the Tate & Lyle's has turned into a lump while I haven't been paying it any attention. :-)

    I've visited the Coca-Cola Museum, BTW, but not in their present location. Their old location had a room full of "unlicenced products" that weren't sold in America.

    Most of the visiting Americans did not like chinotto, but Coca-Cola's chinotto for the Italian market was the only thing in that room that I found drinkable because it wasn't over-poweringly sweet and had some actual flavour to it.

    "A healthy alternative to alcohol" ... that's some cheek right there, because I know some "professional alcoholics" that don't have as much pancreatic damage as people who have been downing huge amounts of liquid sugar.

  4. That was very interesting, I remember when I was little Mum always told me not to eat too much sweet stuff or put too much sugar in my tea, "cause it causes diabetes". She was adamantly against any sort of lemonade, too, though fruit juice was OK (which is nearly as sweet so a bit hypocritical, perhaps? but you were told it had vitamins in it).

    I should add that one must watch out for things like Radler, too, beer normally has quite a bit of carbs, so not the healthiest of all beverages, but Radler has added sugar so double the amount. And I just discovered that my beloved Magnum ice cream has about 6 tsp sugar in one portion.

    These days I just buy ginger beer/ale and mix it with sparkling water. Works fine for me and we all like the taste.