I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray. Don’t believe it!
Posted Jul 11 2012 6:57pm
I confess. I was a butter spray addict, spritzing away at everything on my plate including fish, chicken, eggs, potatoes, rice and vegetables with healthy joy. Then, I read the label very, very carefully and calculated its real calories. I don’t like to get duped, especially when it comes to my food and my health.
Be aware that “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” spray, an emulsion of soybean oil and water, claims to have 0 calories and fat. However, that’s only if you use 1.25 sprays. Who the heck does that?
Here’s the real scoop: 12.5 sprays is 10 calories and 1 gram of fat, 25 sprays is 20 calories and 2 grams of fat, and 37.5 sprays is 30 calories and 3 grams of fat. Further calculated, that means the entire little bottle contains 900 calories and 90 grams of fat!
Plus look at the fake ingredients: Water, Liquid Soybean Oil, Salt, Sweet Cream Buttermilk, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Lactic Acid, (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Disodium EDTA) as Preservatives, Artificial Flavor, Colored with Beta Carotene, Vitamin A (Palmitate).
Sadly, this is not pure! I’d love to find real organic buttermilk and somehow spritz it? One alternative is to melt 1/4 tablespoon of real butter, then brush over vegetables, but it doesn’t go too far.
Another alternative is to use a Misto Spray Bottle to add a light mist of extra virgin olive oil to seafood and vegetables right before eating it. It helps your body to absorb the vitamins, and adds a touch of good fat, not fake butter spray fat.
I do miss that salty butter taste, especially on top of my eggs and steamed green vegetables. Is there a 12-step program for butter spray addicts?
Alway go real. Real butter. Real olive oil. If the label says you won’t believe it, don’t.