On Friday, President Trump appointed Dr. Oz so serve on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. Many pundits jumped on this as comical and hinted it was downright lunacy as they do with anything Trumpdecides to do. Bashing Trump is one thing. Suggesting Dr. Oz is a quack or worse is another. Jealousy seems to run deep in the entertainment industry. One site noted, “Who better to put in charge of our children’s health than a man who believes apple juice is loaded with arsenic?” This is a thinly veiled dig at Oz who did a series about the amount of arsenic in our favorite breakfast drink.
In another attempt to discredit both Trump and Oz, the site is quoted as saying, “Well, everyone’s weirdest dreams have come true on Friday, President Trump announced he had appointed television doctor Mehmet Oz to serve on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. While celebrities have served on the committee in the past, they tended to be of the ‘in touch with reality’ type.”
So now a real doctor who constantly talks about eating healthy and exercise is not in touch with reality? Oz was criticized for saying juice could be dangerous, but after he made the claim and was chastised by many, the truth finally came out.
According to food renegade, “Consumer Reports and other media outlets erroneously compare juice to the standards for drinking water. Juice is not water. To compare the trace levels of arsenic or lead in juice to the regulatory guidelines for drinking water is not appropriate because regulatory agencies have set lower thresholds for drinking water than for food and other beverages because people consume larger amounts of water.”
So obviously Oz was right about our juice. The pundits never let the facts get in the way of criticizing someone.
Sources:Mashable and Food Renegade