WCVB-TV Boston recently aired the segment Super Supplements where author Dr. Felicia Stoler, a registered dietician and expert on nutrition and healthful living, shared how some small dietary changes now may have big health impacts later. One thing she focused on was healthy oil for cooking.
She explained new research being conducted on Vitamin E tocotrienols which may help protect your brain’s sensitive nerve cells, possibly limiting the damage if you have a stroke, and helping to accelerate recovery of functional loss. But to get those potential benefits, you need to add them to your diet now.
One of the best ways to get tocotrienols is from Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil. In addition to possibly protecting your brain, there are also heart health benefits of Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil.
Using it for baking or sautéing is a healthful way to add fats. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil behaves more like a monounsaturated fat and therefore may not increase bad cholesterol levels. Nutritionally similar to olive oil, it does things that olive oil can’t. Its less distinct taste makes it more suitable in some baked goods, and its higher burn point makes it ideal for nutritious high-heat dishes such as stir fry.
While that doesn’t mean you should eat large amounts of chicken wings fried with palm fruit oil, it is reassuring to know that when you cook or bake with it, it will taste great, it won’t raise your cholesterol and it delivered beneficial nutrients.
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.
Dr. Felicia D. Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in nutrition and healthful living. She was the host for the reality show, Honey We’re Killing the Kids on TLC. She is the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus 2011). She specializes in integrating behavior modification to influence positive health outcomes. Stoler is the published author of numerous articles on nutrition, exercise, health and wellness.