MEDIA BUZZ: Two major network affiliates in Kansas City recently featured segments which included non-GMO Malaysian sustainable palm oil. During her interviews on Fox and CBS, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler told viewers that, “Exercise and sleep are important, but what we put in our body is just as important. I would argue that it’s more than 50 percent of the battle.” She explained the benefits of Malaysian sustainable palm oil as a better-for-you option.
During both interviews, there were close-up shots of products made with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. Additionally, Stoler used a bottle of Malaysian sustainable palm oil as an example of a healthy ingredient. “What’s amazing about it is its orange color. It’s loaded with beta-carotene and tocotrienols, which are neuro and cardio protective. It’s found in all the Smart Balance foods. It’s really good for you. So when you see that on a label, you want to choose that.”
Stoler also took the opportunity to explain why eating healthy fats is important, and why palm oil – which is naturally trans fat free – is a good option. “They help carry fat-soluble vitamins. A lot of people know they don’t want trans fats, but there are still partially hydrogenated oils in the marketplace. I want to encourage people to choose better-for-you oils.” She also shared how it’s becoming easier to switch to those better oils: “Malaysian sustainable palm oil is already found in a lot of foods. I think people just don’t know enough about it. It’s a nutrient-rich, GMO-free food. Making that a part of your diet is really important for overall health and well-being.”
Felicia Stoler is a member of Media Relations Inc.’s panel of highly respected third-party experts. She is compensated to express her own professional opinions, through the media, about certain products.