To keep everyone happy, basket fillers should look for snacks made with better-for-you ingredients such as organic fruit juices, non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil and natural colors.
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The recent hype on Nutella, which uses Malaysian palm oil as a key ingredient, and the quoted cancer concerns about the contaminants 3-MCPD-esters and glycidyl esters (GE), is one of the many orchestrated attacks on our industry.
This idea that saturated fat causes heart disease has finally been debunked. There was never any science behind it. Inflammation, not saturated fat, is what’s so dangerous.
Thousands of food manufacturers have chosen to use premium, sustainable and versatile palm oil in their products, much of it from Malaysia’s plantations. Regardless of this misleading article, these manufacturers realize the benefits of this nutritious, non-GMO and eco-friendly oil.
“The most recent evidence indicates you can consume a reasonable level of saturated fats and it may not negatively impact your cholesterol levels,” said USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor Roger Clemens.
Three Connecticut newspapers published an interview with registered dietitian Felicia Stoler, in which Stoler recommended using palm oil to make Thanksgiving meals more nutritious.
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.
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.
American consumers are beginning to realize the benefits of saturated fat consumption, as evidenced by the decrease in consumers who categorize coconut oil and lard as “bad”.
More grocery shoppers are interested in purchasing foods that are both good for their health as well as good for the environment. This wholesome food trend is favorable for Malaysian palm oil which is non-GMO and a model for sustainable agriculture.