The key to eating healthy

While you will not reach optimum health by avoiding foods that simply have TV commercials, following the advice above is one easy way to better your diet. Think of all the foods you see commercials for. Coca-Cola. Doritos. Cheetos. Pepsi, Domino’s pizza, Lay’s potato chips, McDonald’s fast food, the list goes on and on. Most beers, fast foods, junk foods, candies and sugary breakfast cereals would be eliminated from the Western diet if the public simply followed this principle.

Can you imagine how much healthier the general public would be if they simply stopped eating the products or at the restaurants that have TV  commercials? The amount of refined sugars, refined grains, saturated fat, trans fats, sodium and added fats would plummet. Rates of heart disease, the number 1 killer of Americans, would most definitely be impacted. Fewer people would develop diabetes and there is an exceptional chance that many people could be cured of their diabetes. These are only a few of the positive impacts this diet change would make.

While I don’t watch television all that often, I cannot remember the last time that I saw a commercial for a truly healthy food. Sure, commercials exist for supplements, health shakes and “healthy” cereals like Cheerios but none of those foods promote health. Of course Cheerios is less detrimental to health than a candy bar, but we don’t want to not eat foods that are detrimental to health; individuals should strive to eat foods that are beneficial to our well-being. Whole-grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits don’t get air time on the TV because the producers don’t have the money to pay for expensive commercials like Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola and Pepsico do.

  • Updated a couple of years ago
Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.