If you want to try cooking your way to a gorgeous complexion, celebrity esthetician and nutraceutical expert Scott-Vincent Borba suggests that you toss the canola oil and start cooking with Malaysian palm fruit oil. This cooking oil preference was among several tips mentioned in his interview with The Pulse, a lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
If you want your skin to turn heads, Borba explained why your cooking oil matters. “[Malaysian palm oil] is rich in vitamin E tocotrienols, which research shows may delay aging in skin cells. The carotenoids found in red palm oil may also help protect your body from the sun’s UV damage, and they appear to boost skin’s ability to protect itself from harmful toxins. Plus, I love the fact that Malaysian palm oil is non-GMO and produced responsibly.”
In the Pulse article, Borba gives his favorite recipe for antioxidant-filled, crowd-pleasing nachos made with wheat tortillas (rich in selenium), Malaysian palm oil, cheddar cheese (for vitmains A, D and calcium) and diced black olives (monounsaturated fat, vitamin E).
Malaysian red palm oil is also a favored ingredient in hair and skin products because it helps to restore your body’s natural oils. And its abundant vitamin E tocotrienols are strong antioxidants. Researchers believe that they may be very important in protecting the skin from oxidative stress. This is why they are frequently found in anti-aging lotions, foundations, shampoos and soaps.
Malaysian red palm oil has more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant capable of reducing the harmful free radicals in the body. It helps to support overall health while delaying the aging process. By the way, canola oil also claims to be high in Vitamin E, but it only contains tocopherols which are the most common form of Vitamin E also found in most multi-vitamins. Tocotrienols are significantly harder to come by, and palm oil is their richest source.
Robin Miller is a health and nutrition editor with more than 30 years of industry experience. She researches and writes about the nutritional benefits of palm fruit oil, with the goal of giving readers factual, science-based information that will be useful in their daily lives.