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Digital media teaches millions about palm oil’s wellness benefits

MEDIA BUZZ: Many digital publications are educating audiences every day about healthy foods to eat. These publications are now recognizing Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil in their articles, citing palm oil’s vast scope of health, economic and environmental benefits. News outlets also see swapping trans fats for palm oil in many prepared foods as a big nutritional step forward.

An article on Prevention Magazine’s popular website dived deeper into palm oil and its vitamin E tocotrienols. Nutritional biologist Dr. Shawn Talbott and Chandan Sen, Ph.D. explained to writer Markham Heid that most people aren’t getting enough tocotrienols in their diets. “The problem is that most vitamin E supplements don’t include tocotrienols,” Talbott said. Sen, who has done extensive research on the subject, suggests that these tocotrienols can be important in protecting brain health. He told Heid to look for Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, which lists tocotrienols right on the label. Talbott also advised Preventions’ millions of readers to use palm oil a couple times a week.

Women’s health website EmpowHER wanted to know how palm oil – which is a healthy mix of saturated and unsaturated fats – can help improve energy levels. In the article, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler explained that better-for-you fats, such as those found in Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, are necessary. “Your non-fat lifestyle may be depriving your body of nutrients, and may actually be making you fat!” Stoler said. “Malaysian sustainable palm oil is being used to replace unhealthy trans fats because it is naturally trans fat-free, non-GMO, doesn’t raise cholesterol levels and doesn’t affect food’s taste.”

In the Milwaukee Courier, Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS went in-depth into common foods that pack a nutritional wallop. Malaysian palm oil was one of the publication’s highlighted foods. “I love this rich oil, which is red because of its high carotenoid content,” Bowden said in the article. A similar article also ran in the Digital Newspaper, which reached an estimated one million readers.

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.

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