One way to boost your energy is by eating good-for-you fats. We need omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our diet for brain, skin, heart and joint health. Usually we think of fish or olive oil as way to get these essential nutrients. But other sources include nuts, seeds, avocados and Malaysian palm fruit oil.
Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil has a neutral flavor and a high smoke point, making it great for cooking. Red palm fruit oil has a beautiful orange-red color that comes naturally from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that strengthens the body’s immune system. Palm oil also has more brain-healthy tocotrienols than any other vegetable oil.
As a holistic pharmacist, I look for natural products that are good for the body, but they need to be good for the earth, too. Malaysian palm oil is sustainable and most of it is certified sustainable. In Malaysia, they are committed to protecting 50 percent of their rainforests from deforestation. The oil palm plantations are actually better carbon sinks than the rainforest and they absorb greenhouse gases. The trees produce fruit every three months for 30 years, so they are one of the most efficient oil crops in the world.
Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is a natural way to support your body from within and do something good for the earth.
Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is found in the Smart Balance line of spreads and peanut butters, as well as some microwave popcorns and ramen noodles. If you are interested in cooking with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, here are some easy recipes to get you started!
Sherry Torkos is a holistic pharmacist, author, fitness instructor and lecturer. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows where she discusses a variety of medical and natural health topics.