MEDIA BUZZ: Women’s lifestyle website SheKnows is suggesting its readers prepare for spring by ‘spring cleaning’ their diets with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler recently wrote an article for the website, highlighting palm oil as a better-for-you fat that can be part of a healthy diet.
Stoler has helped many media outlets, in addition to SheKnows, discredit the no-fat/low-fat diet fads. “Your non-fat lifestyle may be depriving your body of nutrients, and may actually be making you fat!” Stoler wrote. “You need fats to lower inflammation, and for healthier bones as well as better hair, skin and nails.”
Stoler specifically mentioned Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil as a way to incorporate healthy fats into meals and ‘spring clean’ the daily diet. “One of my favorite healthy fats is palm oil. It is naturally free of trans fats and it is non-GMO. Malaysian palm oil is a rich source of vitamin E tocotrienols, which support brain and heart health.” Palm oil also contains carotenoids, a source of vitamin A that may help protect against cancer and heart disease. “Palm oil’s fatty acids and antioxidants help raise beneficial HDL cholesterol,” Stoler added.
Stoler has traveled all over the country helping news organizations educate the public on the truth about healthy fats. The public is also learning that Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is a healthy fat, and that it can add nutrition to any meal, including those that are baked, sautéed or grilled. Palm oil is also already an ingredient in many foods on grocery store shelves. It’s available in international supermarkets as well as several grocery store chains.