Snake Oil Smoothie
Monday, June 10, 2013
I was thinking of going to Jamba Juice today, and see they have a "Lean Advantage Boost™." I tell you right now, I distrust any food that has a trademark symbol on it, especially a food with a name like "Lean Advantage Boost™."
So, I decided to take a look at the fine print. Here's what it said...
"Lean Advantage™ Boost is made with conjugated linoleic acid, or "CLA", which is derived from safflower oil. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid that is commonly found in foods such as milk. CLA intake of between 1.7 grams to 3.6 grams per day for eight to 12 weeks can lead to improved weight management when combined with a healthy diet and exercise program. Results will not be achieved with sporadic consumption. Each serving of Lean Advantage™ Boost supplies two grams of CLA."
Oh, Sparkers! You should be able to spot the snake oil sales from about a mile away! Twelve weeks of non-sporadic consumption, combined with a healthy diet and exercise?!
I guarantee after twelve weeks of healthy diet and exercise, without the trademarked cow juice, anyone could lose weight!
Shame on Jamba Juice and their snake oil salesmanship!
I'll stick to making my own smoothies.