Paulina says: As someone struggling with her weight and trying her hardest to bring up her little man in a healthy and balanced way, celebrating Coca-Cola is the furthest from my mind; but since mainstream [world] discovered and fell in love with the ever young billionaire, Warren Buffett, and his ways, -Coca-Cola ---hmmmmm has become sexy (mercy). And as always --not to be left out, we Ghanaians are following suit, and have found a serious new love for the stuff!!!
The thing is -----its not that I mind this new LOVE for Coca-Cola, only........I'm having real issues with the fact that unlike Westerners -say, lovers of the dark stuff in Ghana (Africa) tend to drink the full-fat version as we say in NW London!!!
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A week ago, I heard news of a very popular London based former DJ turned shop keeper who was dead for days before his body was discovered.. I'll call him Sammy K... This lovely man had battled with diabetes for years, --and as someone who meet him years ago in his DJing days, --can attest that even though he was very slim, he was probably not very health conscious...
Another brother I heard about recently is another former DJ --who, bless him --has now had to have both his legs amputated ---also, due to diabetes!!!
Please note, ........I'm not saying that Coca-Cola caused the aforementioned Ghana born DJ's to suffer from diabetes, --but I feel that they are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the amount of Ghanaians living with/ known or unknown with diabetes!!!
Note also that I too love an occasional bottle of Coca-Cola at a party -say, but lets make it very clear ---- I would only ever drink the *Sugar Free* version...... Thus, I'm imploring Team Coca-Cola, who are, "the world’s largest beverage company" to really push their *Sugar Free* drinks in Ghana as Ghana/Ghanaians are not up-to-speed on the epidemic that is diabetes.
Ohhhh..... before I'm inundated with emails telling me --the real reason Warren Buffett is sometimes photographed with a bottle of Coke is because he has stocks and shares in said company.... I already know Maame -relax, small.... Chill out.
Soooooooo ---to Team Coca-Cola, as you becomes more popular than Ghanaian local Fanta in the great GH, -Ghana Rising blog would like to ask you to push your *Sugar Free* drinks --more, or as is now also popular in London (but starting to wane), --introduce the Ghanaian public to your new Coca-Cola Life (green bottle) with its lower calories -made with vegetable extracts -and sweetened with natural sources ( a bit of sugar and Steviol) -thanks.
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