Saturday, August 6, 2011

DAY 218 -- A healthy dose of vitamin B-12??

This morning my husband (a health-care provider) saw a commercial for Splenda with vitamin B-12. They advertised that since coffee has no vitamins, Splenda can help make breakfast healthier by adding vitamin B-12 to your morning cup of Joe.  He was exercising on a stationary bike when he saw the commercial, and told me it was a good thing he didn't have water in his mouth at the time, or he would have spewed. I wish you could have seen him trying to describe the commercial while we ate breakfast.  He laughed so hard, "Let's forget that Splenda is a carcinogenic (cancer causing), and that coffee is not healthy, let's add a leeeeetle bit of vitamin B-12, and now you have a healthier breakfast!"

We are certainly not perfect in eating healthy.  There are some health gurus who would look at what my husband and I consider healthy foods and shake their heads, but Splenda with B-12 seemed insane... and insanely funny to him, and the way he described it gave me a healthy belly laugh.


  1. "Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." ~Stephen Butler Leacock, quoted in Michael Jackman, Crown's Book of Political Quotations, 1982