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So is your pantry stalked with big kid cereal?  Heres a little hint.  If the ads for the cereal you like use adorable cartoon characters to market your cereal of choice then it's time to grow up in your cereal tatses.  Many cereals masquerade around as being healthy, but come on we have to use a little common sence here.  Have you been fooled into thinking crackers are healthy…  Would a label reading vegetarian crackers fool you?  Would you be fooled by reading light oil?  (The color has changed but oil is oil and that’s 9 calories to gram.)

We’ll take a quick refresher course then laugh at some hilarious ads.


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1.         All of you know diet soda is terrible… aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are toxic poison to your body.  Not to mention the lack of satiety one gets after consuming these artificial sweeteners.  This one should be a no brainer by now.


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2       All of you should know that a salad is only good for you when you don’t drench it in saucy goop.  The best dressing is a little olive oil and lemon… so before you pat yourself on the back for your good decision at lunch did you have the grown up salad?


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3.       No more yogurts with fruit on the bottom.  Those little cups have like 30 grams of sugar.  Stick with Greek yogurt, double the protein!!


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4.       Vitamin water is such a load of crap, if you want vitamins eat some fruit, you don’t need all the sugar in those drinks though.  Also if you haven’t been exercising for over an hour you don’t need to chug a Gatorade either.  I would never drink the stuff unless I were active for a really long time and sweatin up a storm, and at that never opt for vitamin water, seriously trust your senses how could something that sweet be healthy?


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5.     Don’t be fooled by the false promise of whole grain!  I freakin love waffles and I need to stop this bad habit, have you looked at how many calories are in your frozen waffles?  But I bought whole grain… sorry but krusteaz does not have your health in mind.  Next time you buy something that says whole grain check the ingredients, if a whole grain is not in the top 3 then it’s probably made mostly of white flour, which is definitely going to find a way to cling to your belly.

So did you get fooled by the clever marketing tactics of America’s sneaky corporations?  Well check out these ads… the American consumer has a long history of gullibility. 


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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Depending on which list of contents you reference, this cure for colds, coughs and "all diseases of the throat and lungs" contained either morphine or heroin.



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Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops
In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics.


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Metcalf's Coca Wine
Coca wine combined wine with cocaine, producing a compound now known as cocaethylene, which, when ingested, is nearly as powerful a stimulant as cocaine.


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Bayer Heroin
From 1898 through to 1910, heroin was marketed as a cough suppressant by trusted companies like Bayer -- alongside the company's other new product, Aspirin.


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Smith Glyco-Heroin
A mixture of heroin and glycerin. "No other preparation has had its therapeutic value more thoroughly defined or better established."

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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Contained 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce. "For children teething."

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Anheuser-Bush's Malt-Nutrine
Starting in the late 1800s, many breweries produced "food tonics," malt beverages containing around 2% alcohol that were promoted as "food in liquid form," aiding in digestion, increasing appetite and aiding in sleep. "A boon to nursing mothers."



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Pabst Extract
A malt tonic from Pabst. "The best tonic prepares the way for happy, healthy motherhood."







 

 

 

 

 


Saved the best for last... ha ha ha... oh my blue ribbon beer....
(Thanks to  
http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/old-school-medicine-ads for all of the old medicine ads.)