Adding healthy oils, such as Malaysian red palm oil, to your diet may help protect you from heart disease and make meals tastier. “When it comes to diet, I think there’s a misconception that eating heart healthy has to be boring or bland or not enjoyable,” said holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos during a 94.1 Lite FM interview. Torkos, co-author of Saving Women’s Hearts, told radio listeners that lots of flavorful foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and Malaysian red palm oil, may support heart health. “When it comes to the way you cook foods, we hear a lot about oils and fats, and I think there’s some confusion in terms of which oils and fats are good versus bad,” she explained. Joining the ranks of healthy oils, heat-stable Malaysian palm fruit oil is great for high-temperature frying and searing. Malaysian red palm oil is also nature’s richest plant source of tocotrienols, a super potent antioxidant that may protect the brain from stroke damage, according to NIH-funded research, and has a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels. She added that food manufacturers are adding Malaysian red palm fruit oil to their products to make them a little healthier by adding nutrients and eliminating trans fats.