What’s important is the sum of your actions. While this report may be getting some people all worked up about oil, it’s not fair to assign blame over your total health to one ingredient. The reality is that most people aren’t eating enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Author Archive | Felicia Stoler MS, RD
When I was on Lexington, Kentucky’s CBS News, I explained why trans fats are harmful, and what steps you can take to avoid them. When you’re armed with up-to-date trans fat information, you can make healthier choices at the grocery store.
Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler explains why Malaysian palm oil is a smart choice. This versatile oil is naturally trans fat free, heart healthy and rich in vitamin E tocotrienols.
A better-for-you replacement for hydrogenated oils is Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This healthy fat is naturally trans fat free and rich in tocotrienols, a potent form of vitamin E.
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.
My daughter likes to eat Nutella by the spoonful. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich doesn’t need to be saved for lunch. It makes a great snack. But avoid peanut butters made with partially hydrogenated oils. They are loaded with artificial trans fats, known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. I suggest the Smart […]
Many manufacturers have chosen Malaysian sustainable palm oil to replace the hydrogenated oils in their recipes. This naturally trans fat-free ingredient offers the same beneficial qualities, without the health risks. In fact, Malaysian sustainable palm oil offers health benefits. That’s why I included it in my list of superfoods.
Palm oil is also rich in vitamin E tocotrienols, beta carotene and other antioxidants. Nutrient-dense Malaysian palm oil is found in many foods you may already eat, such as Smart Balance spreads and Luna bars.
Unrefined Malaysian palm oil has a vibrant orange color because it is loaded with beta carotene. This vitamin A precursor is often associated with carrots and tomatoes, but Malaysian sustainable palm oil is actually nature’s richest source of this powerful antioxidant. Palm oil contains 15 times more carotenoids than carrots, and 30 times more than […]
While I can’t speak to other countries, palm oil is sustainably grown and produced in Malaysia. The Malaysian palm oil industry is a worldwide model for sustainable agriculture. Per acre of land, its oil palm plantations produce ten times more oil than other oil crops such as canola or soybean.