Many are brainwashed by con-mercials.
Just the other day, we were invited for lunch at a friend’s house.
After lunch, my friend offered me a soft drink and he got himself a Guinness Malta malt drink.
He then offered his Malta to his 6-year old daughter who sat next to him for a sip.
“Better not,” I told him.
“It’s okay. After all, it’s alcohol-free,” he replied nonchalantly. “Moreover it has Vitamin B too.”
He was trying to encourage her daughter to enjoy the “healthy” drink.
The girl took a few sips and was excited with the newfound drink. And she asked for more.
“Okay,” was my short reply.
I didn’t say much.
Not that I agree with what he did.
But I know him too well. He IS a stubborn fellow and he won’t listen to people’s opinions so easily.
Anyway, here’s my question:
“Where the hell did he get to know Guinness Malta has vitamin B?”
Definitely from its advertising and promotions: TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc.
I always scratch my head why so many people take everything from the ads as a fact without doing some research on their own.
After seeing and listening to something repeatedly, they are convinced that it’s true. And it is something that should not be challenged or questioned.
Mind you I am not talking about Malta alone. There are more products than you care that float around us just like Malta.
Want some examples?
There’s one product that claims you can be a person with super memory by just drinking its chicken essence. Or your child will be like Einstein or Mozart after taking their formula.
But really? Is it true?
Does it mean we can’t have vitamin B if Malta is not consumed?
Here’s something you can do when you hear any claims from a commercial. Take Malta for example:
Back in the old days (before Malta was created), if I wanted to have vitamin B, what would I eat? Something that is natural and unprocessed.
The answer is what I will eat. It’s what I feed my child too.
Use the same question on other products. Soon you’ll discover that all the products (with nice packaging and striking colors) on the market are not really what they claim.
They are all BS.
The good news is you can do without them.
Don’t feed your family based on what the con-mercials tell you.
In fact, do the opposites.
I’m not kidding. And I mean it.
Going back to basics is the real deal. Eat what Nature gives us (usually they are generic with unassuming packaging found in the deepest corner and furthest from the counter of a grocery store). Not products with bombastic brands that went through sophisticated R&D and manufacturing line.
For argument’s sake, even though what the advertiser claims is true, why pay a premium while you can get it cheaper and more originally in natural forms than the over-hyped product?
If you REALLY care for your family’s health, read up more on natural ways to maintain a healthy body. Educate yourself and don’t listen blindly to ads.
Guess what, I dedicated a whole chapter on raising healthy children in my upcoming book “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.”
But you won’t find Malta-like products there. Instead I have listed what we normally have as part of our healthy family diet.
Mainly raw, unprocessed whole foods. They are not made but “born” with all-natural goodness. No commercials needed to hype up the benefits.
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Until then, cheers!
P.S. If you don’t know where to start, email me and I’ll give you a list of books to kickstart your journey on healthy eating.
I did the change slightly more than a year ago. And we never look back. J and K are doing pretty well with it now gobbling up greens like a cow… everyday – though we had a little resistance from them.