Tip #2: Choose snacks made with natural fats such as sunflower, peanut or Malaysian palm oil. Soy, canola and corn oils are likely to be made with genetically modified crops.
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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In the article, Cassiday explained that red palm oil is mildy processed. This enables it to retain, “beneficial components such as carotenes and antioxidants that are lost in traditional physical or chemical palm oil refining.”
How are you taking care of your heart this Valentine’s Day? One easy way is to choose products that contain Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
One of the best ways to identify heart-healthy kids’ snacks is to look for palm oil on the label. This up-and-coming oil is naturally trans fat-free. It’s also non-GMO.
Some oils, such as olive oil, break down at high temperatures. Malaysian palm oil, however, has a high smoke point. This makes it suitable for frying, grilling and other high-heat applications.
Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler is helping news organizations by giving clear, factual nutritional information to their audiences. She was recently featured on Baltimore’s National Public Radio affiliate WEAA’s Keep It Moving show.
There are many cooking oils on the market. Some have limited nutritional value. Choose oils which support your health. Olive oil is heart-healthy. Other healthier cooking oils include avocado oil, almond oil and Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
In this blog, distinguished nutrition expert Roger Clemens puts Codex Alimentarius Commission’s food labeling paper about trans fats and saturated fats in proper perspective
“One of the most common sustainable eating tips I give reporters and news outlets is to use a better cooking oil,” says Chef Gerard Viverito.
Three Connecticut newspapers published an interview with registered dietitian Felicia Stoler, in which Stoler recommended using palm oil to make Thanksgiving meals more nutritious.