If you’ve ever thought “If I eat fat, I’m going to be fat,” then registered dietitian Dr. Felicia Stoler’s recent comment to On Time viewers may surprise you: “The truth is, our bodies need fat.” The Living Skinny in Fat Genes author recommended snacking on healthy fats including seeds, nuts and avocados, and cooking with Malaysian red palm fruit oil. “Palm fruit is nature’s bounty of vitamin E,” Stoler said, adding that Malaysian palm fruit oil is also an ingredient in products including Nutella. Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E, may minimize stroke damage and generally promote brain health. Tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil can also be found in supplement form.
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