No. Of course not.
Of the twelve food commercials during yesterday’s superbowl, all were for junk food and liquid candy:
What you need to know:
Let’s just say outright that we enjoyed the commercials very much. Lots of creativity. Overall, the quality was higher than in past years.
However, it’s a sad commentary on the state of our country that the food industry’s top brands are for products that make us weigh twice as much as football players. With all their game gear on.
Not that sweets and soda pop are taboo. But the incessant drone of commercials and ads, culminating in the annual Superbowl commercial fest cause people to consume way too much, and much too frequently. Cola is not something you should be drinking with every meal. Chocolate candy is not a dessert to be consumed after every lunch.
Imagine if kale and other leafy vegetables would have the advertising budget of Coca Cola Or PepsiCo. Nothing wrong with eating an orange every day, or a tomato, or bok choy. Unfortunately, produce is not backed by any big brand with megabucks to spend on marketing.
What to do at the supermarket:
Forget the Superbowl commercials, and everyday commercials that usually promote the worst a supermarket has to offer nutritionally. Choose the less processed products.