An extremely astute reader recently tweeted to us:
“This seed oil meme needs to stop
Olive oil companies sell their oil in dark bottles because it is cut with seed oils that would spoil in clear bottles
Yet most seed oils are sold in clear bottles at the store
Am I missing something”
Read that carefully, and really think about it. Because it made both of us think about this in depth:
- Yes, many olive oils sold in supermarkets are cut with low-quality seed oils.
- And many olive oils are sold in dark bottles.
- Seed oils themselves are sold in clear, plastic bottles. To be honest, I’m fairly certain I have never seen canola oil sold in anything other than clear plastic.
- By that logic, one could make the argument that maybe low-quality seed oils then…don’t spoil?
Don’t get us started on the general downfalls of plastic bottles across multiple industries (BPA leeching). I’ll let this sum it up aptly:
“A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that participants who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles, the popular, hard-plastic drinking bottles and baby bottles, showed a two-thirds increase in their urine of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). Exposure to BPA, used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and other plastics, has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans.”
So, one explanation:
Since Fake Oil companies are ALREADY using low-quality seed oils, they figure…well, why bother putting it in a quality container? If you’re already selling garbage, why not bottle it up in (literal) garbage, too.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
If your product is already built on being a low-end substitute, keep profit high and sell it in a low-quality container, too. They don’t even bother trying to protect it from the UV lighting in the stores either. If you’re already so cheap you’re using plastic, why bother with protection?
But get this:
Of course, it’s not in big companies interest to do that.
That’s why the general “Deep Soy” meme is so effective.
It effectively communicates the real problems with nutrition in today’s world.
Doctors don’t know what they’re talking about.
Corporations blatantly poison you in the name of profit margins.
And yet everybody takes it as gospel.
In Croatia, we’re aiming to change that.
Selo Oils is bottled and sold in white flint glass. It’s actually, you know — a food grade bottle.
Crazy, isn’t it?
Selling a product in a bottle that won’t leak plastic into the consumable product.
Call us nuts, but we think that’s the way it should be.
Taking “Experts” As Gospel…Just, Cause?
It’s about 6am here in Eastern Europe as I write this.
But, there’s a reason why I’m up this early too, I suspect:
Because I’ve been sick all week.
So, for the last few nights, I’ve been sleeping for roughly 10 hours or so in an attempt to get better. And good news is, I’m feeling pretty good this morning. Perhaps I have a bit of sleep “in the bank”, so to speak.
You know what I mean:
People function on 6 hours + copious amounts of coffee all week, and then “catch up” on the weekend. But despite everybody claiming to do this, I’ve never seen an actual study that this is true. It very well might be, but people don’t actually research it.
Basically, it’s an accepted “belief” of medicine.
Dangerous thinking…here’s why:
The same “everybody says this so it must be true” belief also holds true for “Real Oils” — especially olive oil. That Crapnola junk that is in your pantry right now? Doctors, nutritionists, and everybody not under the Mediterranean sun thinks this too.
It’s just an accepted “belief”, just like the idea that you can magically add/subtract sleep on any given night and still be a functioning human. If you don’t sleep for a night, and sleep 16 hours the next night, do you REALLY believe you will have “made up” for the lost night?
By all means, do feel free to try and report the results back to me.
The point is this:
Do NOT take everything you hear at face value.
Even from your friendly neighborhood doctor.
Heck, one guy who follows the Selo Oils Twitter account the other day said this to us:
“A doctor told me once it was bad to cook with olive oil, but he is mediocre so i don’t believe him.
He just warned me about cooking with it instead of sunflower oil.”
Now, let’s discuss something.
Since we’ve established that you shouldn’t take all health advice at face value, the question then becomes…what do you do about it?
Simply put, you try new things.
See if you FEEL the difference when you use a high-quality olive oil versus a low-grade-industrial-seed-oil.
Yes, it’s going to cost you a bit more to get the real stuff.
But can you really put a cost on what goes in your body?
Me thinks it’s one of those cases where it’s definitely better safe than sorry…
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