Nutritionists now consider saturated fat consumption part of a healthy diet. Studies have shown that there is no association between saturated fat and increased heart disease risk. Trans fats, however, have been associated with heart disease, stroke and obesity.
Some food manufacturers and suppliers are using highly-processed, genetically-modified oils to replace trans fat in their products. For those of us who prefer natural foods, Malaysian sustainable palm oil is the obvious and smartest choice. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a rich source of vitamin E, including a form of vitamin E called alpha tocotrienol that has been shown to help protect the brain in the case of stroke, cardiovascular disease or trauma.
Palm oil has a naturally healthy composition. The American Heart Association’s optimum fat blend ratio is 1:1:1. This is readily achieved by using palm oil as a major product component. Products such as Smart Balance leverage this magic. Overall nutrition is enhanced through palm oil’s ability to beneficially modulate LDL/HDL cholesterol ratios. That means it has virtually no adverse impact on your cholesterol levels.
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Not only is the media helping to end the low-fat/non-fat fad, but they are actively asking questions on how to incorporate healthier and smarter fats into their diets.
America, there are widespread changes going on within our food industry. Not since “low-fat” became a household phrase have so many of our favorite products been affected. These changes involve what’s inside the packaging and on the labels. Here are some of the highlights. New food labeling guidelines. By 2018, packaged food labels will have […]
MEDIA BUZZ: September is Healthy Aging Month. In this Oregon TV appearance, nutrition myth buster Jonny Bowden describes why Malaysian sustainable palm oil is an important part of his anti-aging strategy. Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS knows a thing or two about nutrition and healthy fats. This board certified nutritionist is the author of “The 150 […]
Palm oil is also valued for its stability, making it an ideal replacement for mayo in many recipes. “I use it if I’m making a potato salad or a pasta salad that I want cold,” Stoler said. “I don’t want to deal with mayonnaise and food-borne illnesses in the summertime.”
Improving your diet starts with choosing foods that do not contain trans fats. “Palm oil can be considered a healthier alternative to trans fats with its perfect balance of saturated and unsaturated fats,” Chowdhury explained.
on October 7, 2015 in In The News, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture 0
Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a natural substitute for partially hydrogenated oils, our primary source of trans fats. More than 80 percent of all palm oil imported into the United States comes from Malaysia.
In addition to boosting your overall calorie consumption, misleading serving sizes may be boosting your trans fat intake. Defend yourself by reading labels carefully, and choosing foods with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This healthy oil is naturally trans fat-free, and a better choice for those trying to eat naturally.
on September 21, 2015 in Culinary, Nutrition, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture 0
Include heart-healthy Smart Balance spread for a buttery taste your family will love. As an added bonus, this spread is made with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. The Malaysian palm oil industry is a model for sustainable agriculture, so this meal will be good for the planet, too.
Many American companies have found that Malaysian sustainable palm oil can also provide these qualities, and without the health risks.