AT THE GROCERY STORE

In this week’s Economist, there a story purporting that Pepsi is making “healthier” food.

The giant drinks-and-snacks firm attempts to wean itself off sugar, salt and fat….

In the long run, much will depend on the success of Pepsi’s strategy to convince the public and regulators that it is on the side of reducing obesity, not creating it…

Quaker… is Pepsi’s leading healthy brand. Pepsi hopes to use its expertise in product design and packaging to make these goods more enticing, especially to children at breakfast time.

Product design??? What’s wrong with plain ol’ oatmeal???

Seen in a recent trip to the grocery… I recommend eating the one with short ingredient list.  I eat oatmeal every day… but “weight-control oatmeal??”  Don’t believe the hype!

Product: Oatmeal - Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal, Banana Bread

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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