8/30/11

Vitaminwater and statistics

I am astounded to see how many studies are published these days on how gloriously healthy most processed foods are. If you look hard enough in the supermarket aisles, you will find that even cereals and potato chips are branded as ''local'' and ''healthy'...'' that is the result of numbers that are compiled and crunched by companies in order to better market a bogus product that intelligent folks would not otherwise buy. Take, for example, VitaminWater...


Below is a study I found which touts its merits:


Of course, it was impossible to determine ''who'' (remember that corporations were given the rights of natural persons by the supreme court last year...) sponsored the study...

Next, I found both a study and an article on the deception, and non-merits, of VitaminWater:



As I find with most studies about processed foods (and water, in this case), it seems that if ''someone'' (the corporation) is willing to produce a study proving the health benefits of a specific processed food, there will always be a way to do so. But if you look around enough, you will find that there are many more studies on how truly detrimental those foods really are. The problem is though, corporations that put out processed foods have infinitely more money available to produce self-benefiting studies than the entities whose job is to protect the consumer. That alone should make it pretty clear the type of studies one can expect to generally find in the media.

Studies aside though, look at the color of the water, and let common sense speak to you. Since when is water supposed to come in a rainbow variety of colors????

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