Buzz Word Products

It drives me crazy that as soon as a food or ingredient becomes popular for some health benefit all of the sudden its added to everything! Green Tea soda, Green Tea Protein Bars, Green Tea Ice Cream and now green tea doughnuts?!?!? http://www.misterdonut.jp/newpro/36_10_4/index.html
If you are eating these items because you like the flavor then I can understand but if you think you are benefiting your health in anyway, you have got to be kidding. They take something healthy like green tea and process it to death to make all sorts of Green Tea products to market to people that heard Green Tea is healthy but have no idea that there is barely any green tea in the products they are making and most of the health benefits have gone down the toilet because its so highly refined. If you truly want the health benefits of green tea, steep up a tea bag and enjoy! Another buzz word I've been hearing a lot these days is Pomegranate. We know this juicy fruit is delicious and packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants but most people are not eating the fruit itself, they are buying all these pomegranate products! I even have one friend who is convinced she is doing herself a favor by drinking Pomegranate Martini's. It's just plain silly. But Americans are buying these products in droves so I don't see them going anywhere. I am sure the future will produce even more buzz products with different popular healthy ingredients they just have to manipulate. Just don't be seduced buy that juice with a lot of high fructose corn syrup and a drop of green tea or that cookie with a dash of Pomegranate flavoring, go for the good stuff and eat these healthy foods fresh and the way it was intended.

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