Fool Aid

By Dean L. Jones

It is never-ending the legal cases presented to our courts of law for resolving product liabilities.  Repeatedly, human suffering is sustained from flawed or defective products, which is intensified in the resolution process when the consumer/maker had prior information of the inappropriate dangers associated with the product’s merchantability.

Using something that is known to cause damage is unwise and foolish to say the least.  This can be said when it comes to overtly drinking sugar that is known to be an inflammatory when ingested.  Processed sugar may appear to be a simple ingredient, but there are severe consequences resulting from its constant use.  In this manner, it is significantly foolish to expect profitable sellers to advise prospective buyers on their product’s ingredients extensively known to contribute to illness and disease.

One large example of where many of us have been duped and fooled into thinking a product was fine is sugary drinks.  In the case of Kool-Aid pouring cups and cups of sugar into a pitcher should come with a dunce cap.  Science shows how when drinking sugar leads to weight gain faster than eating it, and sugary beverages are today linked to developing type-2 diabetes.

Although adding sugar is transparent, Kool-Aid does not add any disclaimer on its commercials or packaging that overconsumption of processed sugar can cause health problems. [Note: sugar-free Kool-Aid contains aspartame, a known harmful carcinogenic]  Many can probably remember in the 1950’s-60’s how the Nation of Islam opened minds on how Kool-Aid uses gelatin as an ingredient, which is made from pigs (collagen extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissues).  In retrospect, I know now how hugely foolish I was, as I just figured they were referencing ‘the man’ was the pig and not the animal.

Moreover, Kool-Aid is a designed powder derived from the makers’ liquid concentrate drink called Fruit Smack.  Mockingly, Fruit Smack was fittingly named akin to how Heroin is called Smack on the street, stemming from its addictive nature.  Also aptly, a Smack in the face seems somewhat fitting from ignoring the readily available data describing the dangers of eating processed sugar.

Nevertheless, the American Heart Association (AHA) extends health recommendations for lessening the amount processed sugar individuals should ingest.  Especially for lowering sugary drink consumption since it is the number one source of added sugar in diets, and the leading contributor to various diseases, including forms of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.  The AHA recommends that men and women consume fewer than 9 and 6 teaspoons of sugar per day, respectively.

Sugar-sweetened beverages drive the probability of contracting diabetes, therefore aiding in foolishness by succumbing to routinely drinking soda, fruit punch, fruit drink, energy drink, sports drink, sweet tea and the like.  In brief, knowing about the dangers of something rationally eatable drives the importance of living SugarAlert!
As a strategic alliance strategist, Dean shares his best viable practices on behalf of a public benefit organization named the Southland Partnership Corporation.