While discussing ways to “green up” the holiday, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler gave viewers of Fox Morning News the brand names of some candy companies that use certified sustainable palm oil.
The natural qualities of Malaysian sustainable palm oil make it a popular ingredient in many food, health and beauty products. Palm oil is unique because it contains approximately equal amounts of saturated and unsaturated fats. It helps prolong the shelf life of manufactured products. Malaysian palm oil is often used as a healthy replacement for partially hydrogenated vegetable oils when making trans fat-free products. Malaysian palm oil also stands up to high heat, and retains the natural flavor and textures of foods.
Palm oil is a premium ingredient which is non-GMO, and rich in brain- and heart-healthy nutrients. In Malaysia, palm oil is sustainably produced, making it an environmentally friendly choice for a wide variety of products.
Based on these favorable findings, the researchers concluded that tocotrienols may have potential for metabolic syndrome therapy especially on cardiovascular and liver health, and therefore is worth further investigation.
Over the past eight years, the International Conference on Palm Phytonutrients and Chronic Diseases has provided a good platform for researchers and the industry to share the latest research and findings on palm phytonutrients with research scientists, medical doctors and formulators.
Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center uncovered a novel pathway for hair follicular regeneration. Palm tocotrienol complex (EVNol SupraBio) was shown to induce hair follicle growth via protein expression of epidermal E-cadherin dependent beta-catenin, the key signaling molecule for inducing pluripotent stem cells in the adult skin.
Apart from ingesting carotenoid-rich foods, a convenient way of attaining high levels of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene is via dietary supplements.
Today’s diners often have higher standards, especially when it comes to the environment. A land-consuming main course with a side of genetically modified vegetable isn’t going to satisfy eco-savvy millennials.
The new study demonstrates that oral administration of high dose of alpha-tocopherol as well as mixed-tocotrienol do not cause any significant negative effects on bone mass, bone microarchitecture, bone formation and bone marrow osteogenic (bone forming) gene expressions.
There’s an easy way to find out if the manufacturer is thinking about sustainability: Check the ingredient list to see what type of oil they’re using. If it’s palm oil, you can add the item to your sustainable shopping basket
Scientists have been researching the association of oils and fats with cancer for over 50 years. Literature is ablaze with scientific documentation of how the rate of cancer progression is higher in laboratory animals fed with oils rich in polyunsaturated fats like soy and corn.
Palm oil comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Squeezing the fruit releases a pure, red oil. Its processing is similar to olive oil. But unlike many other edible oils, palm oil is brimming with nutrients.