While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.
“We now know that the variation in fats makes it difficult to generalize about their health effects and risks. Individual life stage, lifestyle, and genetics must be considered before assigning a health-promoting or health-risk label on a sub-class or class of nutrients,” says Pressman.
When something is as widely used as palm oil, you want to make sure it’s sustainably produced! And palm oil is everywhere! It’s found in everything from chocolate and ice cream to bread and microwave popcorn. Here are 10 reasons why most of the palm oil used in the United States is sourced from Malaysia and nowhere else.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund worked with the wildlife department to establish this organization which supports conservation efforts along with rescuing endangered wildlife. Their highly trained rangers have completed more than 100 rescue or translocation operations.
Journalist Shirin Danielpour Yadegar created LA Mom Magazine, an online community, to empower moms in the decisions they make for their families, including their health. She posts articles by various experts on issues moms face daily. Those include this article by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, explaining details about the published study that found that high carbs, not dietary fat, are associated with an increase in heart disease risk factors.