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Old 02-13-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Mazola says their corn oil is healthier than EVOO

About fell out of my chair this morning when I saw a TV commercial claiming that "studies show" that Mazola Corn Oil lowers cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. I was so shocked, I just went to their website (in hopes that I had hallucinated it) only to find it there, as well. Scientific proof, they say! Eat more corn!!! (roll eyes) Just wondering if anybody else saw it. Reminds me of the "high fructose corn syrup is just like sugar" ads from a couple of years ago. They'll try anything...

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I just saw that last night. I could not believe it! I started thinking that the message must be getting out and sales are dropping off. Hope people don't fall for it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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Just the whole "Cholesterol is Bad" is 15 years out of date. I'm so tired of PR departments being in charge of information.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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I am really so sick and tired of all the blatant lies in advertising. Surely there is a special place in hell for these people who harm our health with malice aforethought. Okay, maybe that's a little strong, but jeez.......
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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Just the whole "Cholesterol is Bad" is 15 years out of date. I'm so tired of PR departments being in charge of information.
I agree. So many are getting their health advice from corporations that are only interested in profit. I think someday, people will look back on this time and regard it as one of the dumbest points. Big business relies on repeating something often enough and it will become a truth.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:16 AM   #6
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I really wish the cholesterol and saturated fat myths would disappear already.
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Amen brother!
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:42 AM   #8
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Yeah, and we'll all lose weight if we eat less fat and more whole grains......Goctcha!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:59 AM   #9
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*laughs*

I think that's all you can do when confronted with something so ridiculous.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #10
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yea I saw that commercial. I also was floored and couldn't believe it. I just shook my head and hope millions don't fall for it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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I really wish the cholesterol and saturated fat myths would disappear already.
There is too much money riding on those myths that it will take a long time if ever. I recommend reading the book Salt, Sugar, & Fat, truly eye-opening and sickening.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:43 AM   #12
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It certainly reeks of desperation. Sad that a few will believe them. Greed seems to be the driving factor in our food system these days. All the more reason to never eat anything that has a commercial...
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:56 AM   #13
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We should all write to them and tell them how stupid they are.
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And I bet they don't bother mentioning the GMO's.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:36 PM   #15
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Their label says "Cholesterol free" and "heart healthy!" of course...........Ugh. They even released a new manufacturer's coupon yesterday--to get ready for the flood of buyers who want to grab their HEALTHY product!
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I am sure the ice man fought tooth and nail when refrigeration became accessible. They just didn't have the big bucks and large platform. Good science will eventually rule
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #17
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Apparently the margarine producers are scrambling now that the word is out that butter is more healthful. So one of them is starting to combine the margarine with real butter--that way they can still sell their product and convince the masses it's "healthier' that way.
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Get this BS from their Facebook page regarding GMOs:

"About GMOs:
Many of you have inquired about Mazola Corn Oil and GMOs. The corn we use to produce our corn oil is derived from genetically engineered seed. During the refining process the GMO proteins are filtered out, however the oil may contain trace amounts."

So.....process it MORE to get rid of the GMO proteins?!?!
Ridiculous.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:05 PM   #19
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well they allow so much percentage of chopped up dead bugs and rat feces in grains....who knows how much 'trace' is still there.

boy what they do to our food nowadays....food, loose term there
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