Still think you’re cooking with the right oil? In more than 270 media appearances last year, health experts suggested that Americans stock our pantries with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. More than 77 million of us may now be reconsidering nutrient-dense palm oil after reading and hearing about it in the media.
Why is the media inviting experts to talk about palm oil?
More people are loading their shopping carts with organic produce, natural meats and non-GMO dairy, and avoiding the heavily processed foods which once dominated grocery shelves. But it doesn’t make sense to cook these wholesome foods in an oil produced from genetically modified plant seeds. That’s why health experts are pointing to Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. This versatile oil is non-GMO and rich in nutrients.
Here’s what health experts are saying about Malaysian palm oil:
- Nutrition Mythbuster Jonny Bowden told Los Angeles ABC viewers that it’s time for an oil change. “We need to eat less corn, safflower and soybean oils. That’s not even to mention the highly processed canola oil (which I won’t even have in my kitchen). We need to replace these with healthier alternatives such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and yes, even butter.” Palm oil is less likely to cause inflammation than the more commonly used cooking oils, explained Bowden. Inflammation plays a role in many degenerative diseases.
- Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler told Yoga Journal readers that palm oil is a healthy, earth-friendly ingredient. It’s a smart choice for those looking to “green up” their snacking. In her article she included a list of palm oil-containing, better-for-you treats such as CLIF ZKIDS Bars/Brownies and Organic Fruit Ropes, Yummy Earth Lollipops, Endangered Species Bug Bites, Go Organic Fruit Chews and Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.
- Beverly Yates, N.D. reminded Sacramento television viewers that fats are an important part of a healthy diet. She added that some fats, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil, contain added nutrition. “(Palm oil) contains substances that are on the labels of some supplements, such as tocotrienols and tocopherols,” she said.