Who's next? Wheaties?!
by James Denison - 5/1/12 5:35 AM
British Doctors object to McDonald's sponsorship of Olympics.
McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics — and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.
Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's
exclusively branded menu at the Olympics and the fast-food giant will
soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-story
cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park.
McDonald's will be the only restaurateur allowed to sell brand-name
food at the Games and there will also be a separate McDonald's within
the Athletes Village — in addition to three others at the Olympic Park.
Alongside McDonald's, Coca-Cola has the
exclusive right to sell non-alcoholic drinks at Olympic venues. Heineken
has been named the Games' official beer.
So, why aren't they going after the highly acid phosphate containing Coca-Cola? Adding more acid on top of performance enduced lactic acid buildup?! Athletes would be better off with a performance enhancing drink like orange juice or lemon juice with baking soda added for the sodium citrate which offers buffering capability against lactic acid buildup.
Or the alcohol containing beer company? Do they test the athletes for that?
Checking the ingredients on Wheaties, I suspect they are safe from complaint, although it contains sugars, but then athletes probably need some sugar.