Lots of people use nonstick cooking sprays to reduce the amount of fat and calories in their diets. People buy cooking spray like PAM, olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil and vegetable oil because the bottle reads “no fat” and “zero calories.” The truth is however, that the only ingredient in these sprays is oil aka pure fat.
So how do these companies get away with this you ask?
Quite legally. The FDA states that if the serving size is less than half a gram companies can round down to 0. For instance, if you read the serving size on the bottle pictured it says the serving size is .25 grams. In order to make this serving size, you must spray the bottle for .333 seconds, which is a huge challenge in itself.
In fact, let me give you an idea of just how microscopic .25 grams really is.
Take a 30 gram medicine cup found on the top of a bottle of NyQuil and divide it into 120 sections. .25 grams makes up for 1 section of the measuring cup aka 1/120. To make matters worse, the spray can contains over 500 servings, which not surprisingly, is pretty easy to blow through.
The truth is these nonstick cooking sprays are typically packed with hydrogenated, processed junk and you are better off using regular oil. If you are trying to watch calories or fat, just measure the oil that you use. In fact, you’ll most likely end up cutting back calories just by ditching the spray!
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