Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Badvertising: Pomegranate Immune Juice

"Loaded with antioxidant vitamins C and E to help support a healthy immune system"
I guess going with the study that reported that vitamin E seemed to increase all causes of mortality wouldn't have been a smart option.

You know what else isn't very good for your immune system? Diabetes. Biggest cause of diabetes? Obesity. Big time contributor to obesity? Sugar. So how much sugar in this "enhanced" beverage - 7 teaspoons of it per glass (more drop per drop than Coca Cola).

I wonder when we'll see beer touting it was made with the goodness of whole grain barley which has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes?