Sherry Torkos, co-author of Saving Women’s Hearts, wants women to start paying attention to heart health myths. She treated Los Angeles viewers to a myth-busting session on KCAL-TV, including a discussion about healthy oil.

A big reveal was that palm fruit oil is not a heart-sabotaging oil. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil has almost no impact on your cholesterol as long as your total dietary fat intake is in line with the levels recommended by health agencies such as the American Heart Association.

The virgin and red varieties of Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil are rich in antioxidants such as beta carotene and tocotrienols. Tocotrienols are a natural form of vitamin E that may help protect your brain’s sensitive nerve cells, possibly limiting the damage caused by a stroke and helping to accelerate recovery of functional loss.

Don’t confuse palm fruit oil with the much maligned palm kernel oil that was once widely used in movie popcorn. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil, pressed from the flesh of the fruit, contains numerous micronutrients and more polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it more heart-healthy. By contrast, palm kernel oil comes from the fruit’s seeds and contains 85 percent saturated fatty acids and only two percent polyunsaturated fatty acids. So use Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil for your cooking needs.

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