We need to switch to things like olive oil, coconut oil — which is a saturated fat but very healthy for you — and my favorite these days is Malaysian palm oil. It’s red because of all the antioxidants.
The Malaysian palm oil industry cares about its environment. It invests in wildlife conservation and the country has pledged to set aside at least 50 percent of her total land to forest cover. This lush country is one of the largest carbon sinks in the world.
“We should substitute Malaysian palm oil which is environmentally sustainable, for some of that inflammatory omega-6 to help right the balance,” explained Bowden. “Malaysian sustainable palm oil won’t cause inflammation. It also won’t break down into toxic substances when you cook with it.” This healthy oil is also non-GMO and free of trans fats.
Saturated fatty acids, such as those found in Malaysian palm oil, are perfectly fine to consume. Even if they do raise overall cholesterol levels, a look “under the hood” will reveal that they tend to raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol and LDLa particles (which are pretty much harmless), while they lower LDLb particles (which are atherogenic).
Green drinks are a quick and popular way to increase your intake of nutrient-dense vegetables. Unfortunately, the flavor can make this healthy drink hard to swallow. Chef Gerard Viverito partnered with nutrition myth buster Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS to make a green drink with a sweet, smooth taste that is even healthier for you than […]
Forget drive-through meals in a bag. In less than 10 minutes, you can prepare a savory meal using Malaysian sustainable palm oil that may inspire your family to linger around the table. Chef Gerard Viverito, founder of PassionFish.org is joined in the kitchen by nutrition myth buster Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, as he demonstrates this […]
It’s time to end the confusion about cooking oils! Nutrition myth buster Dr. Jonny Bowden invited Chef Gerard Viverito to join him for an informative discussion about which cooking oils are best for cooking and nutrition. Viverito, founder of PassionFish.org, specializes in sourcing and preparing high-quality, sustainable and healthy foods. He frequently uses Malaysian sustainable […]
This super-nutritious, sustainable seafood meal, made with Malaysian sustainable palm oil, can be prepared in under 15 minutes. Passionfish.org Founder Chef Gerard Viverito shows nutrition myth buster Dr. Jonny Bowden a simple way to prepare sustainable swordfish. This impressive meal can be cooked in even the tiniest kitchen. Watch as he makes: Sustainable swordfish topped […]
From butter to lard, bacon to beef, fat made the news in 2014. Healthcare professionals around the globe chimed in with their opinions on the groundbreaking saturated fat meta-analysis, published last spring in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Experts began changing their minds about the health benefits of a low-fat diet. It may not be […]
Nutrition expert, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS visited the set of Great Day SA to encourage San Antonio viewers to reconsider the types of oils they eat. Some oils may help you have a better memory. He suggests using sustainable Malaysian palm oil for brain health because of its anti-inflammatory properties. “There are a number of […]