One of the things that lead me on my Journey to Vedgedom was discovering all of the hidden agenda's behind the information that was being presented in mainstream media. It all linked back to companies seeking profit at the cost our health.
Today I want to dig into the topic of misleading advertisements because no matter what your dietary choices are we all should be aware of what we consume. Let's take a look...
The main ingredient in cooking spray is oil which is a fat.
If the first ingredient is oil why do companies such as Pam, Crisco, Smart Balance and Mazola advertise cooking spray as something that can be used for "fat free cooking" ? (check the ingredients and product claim information on their websites)
The reason is because the advertisements are purposefully designed to be misleading. The government allows this type of manipulation all of the time and they enjoy profiting from it.
According to the FDA's Food Labeling Guide, a product can be labeled/advertised as fat free if the product contains "Less than 5 cal per RACC and per labeled serving" or "Less than 0.5g per RACC and per labeled serving"
RACC= Reference amounts of Calories Consumed
The RACC is defined as the unit amount of a food that has to be used by companies in order to determine the amount of food that is considered to be a “serving.”
The FDA also defines fat free as a product that "Contains no ingredient that is fat or understood to contain fat..."
BUT WAIT! there is an exception to that.
Any ingredient listed that is marked with an asterisk(*) will refer you to the footnotes on the packaging which would read
"* adds a trivial amount of fat"
Companies such as Pam, Mazola, Crisco and Smart Balance follow those FDA guidelines by misleading consumers with their advertisements.
In order for the above mentioned to advertise fat free the amount per serving has to contain less than 0.5 grams of fat.
0 grams of fat per serving = ¼ second spray to 1/3 second spray (depending on the company brand)…let that sink in for a bit.
What can one do in 1/4th of a second?!... I tried to time 1/4 of a second and failed miserably.
Try to time 1/4 or 1/3 of a second! What were you able to do in that time? Post it in the comments.
Seriously, Who can actually cook with that amount of spray? I believe it to be impossible. Is it?
PLEASE SHARE! Post a video or a pic of your successful or failed attempt in the comments or on the Veg-Fit Wellness Facebook page.
Please note that I am not against using cooking spray. I just don't want anyone believing the hype like I once did. Be aware of what you consume.
~ “Be Veg. Get Fit. Live Well.” ~