We have been trying to eat healthier.
It is time consuming to read and compare boxes,
finding the calories, fat, sugar, carbs, etc.
and then deciding whether to purchase this one or that one based on what is written on the box.
Hmmm, guess the key here is to stop buying packaged food in a "box"!
I've been totally confused lately with all the news that so much of the food we eat is either
has no nutritional value at all!
I already read the box trying to sort out all the other factors to consider when eating healthy,
but now I have to wonder if the strawberries in the box are real? Fake ingredients, isn't that crazy!?
I usually take baby steps when trying new things, like eating healthier.
One thing that has been shocking is how much more expensive it is to eat healthy.
So when we switched to EVOO as one of our smarter choices
for cooking and drizzling on salads,
my ears perked up while watching a show that said most of the
EVOO we use isn't real because it's been diluted with other oils.
Evidently the Olive Oil business is very lucrative and diluting the olive oil with other oils is a way to charge the higher price of EVOO with the hopes most consumers won't know the difference.
Though it isn't fool proof,
it was said that a good indicator of your EVOO being "pure",
is to place it in the fridge for a few hours,
and if it is real it will thicken.
So I tried it.
I went to the pantry for my Costco's Kirkland brand EVOO
and after a few hours in the fridge it hadn't changed a bit.
So I left it over night, still no change.
I'm no expert, but coming from Dr. Oz, I decided to get my next bottle from the grocery store where there were more options to choose from.
I purchased this bottle which was the middle of the price range for EVOO.
And before I opened it, I put it in the fridge.
A few hours later, guess what...
It was solid...
Turn it all the way over and not a drop...
Does this mean it is is 100% pure?
Dr. Oz says this is a way to know and if I'm paying for "the real thing"
I want to know, as best I can, that I'm getting the real thing!
In doing a bit of research on Olive Oil I found that you can have your EVOO tested
to make sure it is a quality product. Yep, click right here for how to get your EVOO Tested!
Now, that link is just to be fun, I sure won't be doing official testing on ours.
But don't you think it is crazy
that companies can sell us their EVOO and it's not?!
Or sell us their Blueberry Muffin Mix, and there may not be a "real" blueberry in the mix?!
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