America Runs on Dunkin

Each time this commercial comes on t.v. I comment to my wife how frustrating it is to see these foods/drinks being promoted. Yesterday she said, “but it’s true, America does run on Dunkin.” Seems so basic, but it is remarkable how an entire population can be persuaded to consume food and drink that is so detrimental to one’s health. And one cannot blame those eating and drinking these products as there is no voice out there that highlights these issues on any large scale. An incredible shame. We live in a society where the norm is to drink multiple cups of coffee daily (often iced coffee, even worse!), live on fast food, microwaved, denatured, preserved garbage. But the companies that spend billions on advertising include, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, etc. They control the information being disseminated. The average person who doesn’t think to question the relationship to what he/she is eating, how it is prepared, etc. to his/her health really doesn’t stand a chance. It’s a full-time job keeping up. But the cost is too large not to. A real predicament. The huge price for living in a society that values business more than health. Take a look at the following link from Dr. Stickley’s blog on what people across the world eat in a week. Notice the difference between the industrialized and non-industrialized menus. Check it out here.

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