Artificial Sweeteners Many people today are concerned with their weight and appearance, causing them to turn to low-calorie or sugar-free foods and beverages. Most people think that these products are an easy and safe way to shed the pounds, but what they do not know is that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame could cause serious health problems instead of positive ones. This issue is important to me because I am a diabetic and am told to use these products to help control my blood sugar. People with my condition are advised to use these products as a substitute for real sugar, we are being told this by our own trusted physicians and dieticians. There are five sweeteners that are currently approved by the FDA, they are: Acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), Saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet'N Low), Sucralose (Splenda), and Neotame (“Nutrition and Healthy Eating”).
Through this campaign, Coca Cola is saying two things: they are fighting against obesity meaning they are socially implicated which is valued by consumers and so create a good image for them; then, Coca Cola is not responsible of obesity because they sell no calorie beverages and so in fact the consumers are the ones responsible of choosing such beverages. Moreover, they want to avoid possible losses. By clearing its responsibilities and having a good image, fewer lobbies would be willing to tax their beverages or to force population to drink less sweetened beverages. Finally, it’s a way of attracting new consumers, the ones who want to loose weights. 4.
My family and I did countless hours of research on other effects of artificial sweeteners, we found it “(causes) cancer of the bladder, uterus, ovaries, skin, and other organs” (WebMD). To my family this was a big deal, we did not wanna lose my mom knowing we could have prevented it, so we committed to not only saving our own lives but warning others of the possible effects. Although the negative effects of artificial sweeteners are scary there is also an advantage, it can help people lose weight. This is due to the fact that “sugar substitutes dont count as a carbohydrate, a fat or any other exchange” (WebMD). Even though this sounds glorious, especially to those individuals who have diabetes or are obese that must control the amount of sugar or carbs they consume.
In addition to this, whole milk tastes better and may be the only way to encourage picky eater kids to drink milk. This is due to the fact that children who are picky eaters simply do not get enough fats and calories needed by their bodies from the rest of their diet. However, there has been a recent report which stated that the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a recommendation for children between the ages of 12 months to 2 years of age to switch to reduced-fat or low fat milk, particularly if they are already overweight or if they have a family history of overweight and high cholesterol conditions. This is due to the fact that whole milk contains a lot of fat in it which is the leading cause of childhood obesity. * Whole Milk - 150 Calories - 8g Fat * 2% Milk - 120 Calories - 4.5g Fat (Reduced fat milk) * 1% Milk - 100 Calories - 2.5g Fat (Low-fat milk) * Skim Milk - 80 Calories - 0g Fat (Nonfat milk) As a result of these conflicting reports, this student decided to venture to his
Similarly, many poor mothers use less formula powder than is necessary, in order to make a container of formula last longer which causes malnutrition. Others issues, A WHO International Code governing the marketing of artificial baby milk says breastfeeding should be promoted above all other products and that leaflets and labels relating to breast milk substitutes should do nothing to undermine this. Nestlé have been accused of flouting the rules with advertising, free samples ,free supplies to hospitals and clinics, advertisements
Many foods don’t contain added sugar. Apples contain sugar, but they contain a natural sugar, fructose, and also contain fiber to help you feel full. Avocados, homemade salad dressing, grilled salmon, humus and vegetables, and air-popped popcorn are just a few of many foods that don’t contain sugar. To help by cutting down sugar, you can decrease the amount of processed foods you buy, make your own salad dressing, and choose whole, fresh fruit are just a few of the many ways. By cutting down on the amount of sugar we eat, we can reduce the amount of health problems that are linked with too much sugar
c. Verbal feedback from people involved- their thoughts about the difference in taste in between the two products, which were both labeled as Kraft sting cheese, and were both, in fact, the same product, but were presented in different physical forms. d. Lack of sales of already strung cheese- the study conducted proved that people were opposed to purchasing the cheese in strings as opposed to in sticks. 4. Based on the
Should Prescription Drugs Be Advertised to Consumers? Prescription drugs should not be advertised directly to consumers. Many research organizations and pharmaceutical companies argue that prescription drug ads are beneficial to the consumers stating they are informative. However, other organizations counter that Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) drug ads are often just for profit. Prescription drug ads are just a sales pitch, that is not regulated efficiently by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), causing consumers to purchase prescription drugs based on misleading information.
Water: The Neglected Necessity Everyone knows that water is a key element to everyday life. Right behind oxygen, water is the second most essential element to our survival. However, more often than not, it is abandoned regularly for a delicious soda or a caffeine-loaded coffee. These beverages, while delicious to the taste, can be detrimental to the body when substituted for a glass of water. Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice Mountain Dew or an iced Frappuccino every now and then, but I make sure to drink extra water to counterbalance it.
Many people all over the world share the desire to be “beautiful.” To so many of these people, being “beautiful” means being thinner and more muscular. These people go about reaching their weight-loss goals many different ways, but one of the most appealing approaches are the many diet pills on the market that promise dramatic results quickly and conveniently. These supplements are often advertised as miracle pills that will help anyone shed an unbelievable amount of weight in an unbelievably short amount of time. These unbelievable claims are often false and the products being advertised do not produce the promised outcome and often put consumers at serious health risks. Part of the multi-billion dollar diet pill scam involves the “before and after” photos used in advertisements.