This post was originally published on December 6, 2012 and updated on December 17, 2021.
The holidays typically mean everyone’s kitchens get an extra workout as we prepare our favorite dishes for loved ones. We know that some of these foods aren’t exactly heart-healthy, but you may be shocked to know how much cholesterol-raising saturated fat they contain! This year, challenge yourself to substitute Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil in as many recipes as possible. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil’s unique fatty acid composition helps to raise HDL (good) cholesterol while having a neutral effect on LDL (bad) cholesterol.
How much impact could that have? Here’s an eye-opening look at the saturated fat content of some traditional holiday recipes found on Food.com.
• Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole: 16.7 g saturated fat (83% of daily recommended value)
• Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon: 2.5 g saturated fat (12% of daily recommended value)
• Fried Brussels Sprouts: 1.9 g saturated fat (9% of daily recommended value)
• Good Eats Green Bean Casserole: 5.5 g saturated fat (27% of daily recommended value)
• Easy Scalloped Potatoes: 9.2 g. saturated fat (46% of daily recommended value)
• Holiday Rum and Raisin Cake: 12.5 g saturated fat (62% of daily recommended value)
• Butterscotch Brownies: 4.0 g saturated fat (20% of daily recommended value)
• Julie’s Extra Special Chex Mix: 12.4 g. saturated fat (62% of daily recommended value)
All-natural and naturally trans-fat free, Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil has virtually no adverse impact on your cholesterol levels. It won’t break down at higher temperatures, as olive oil does, and it’s great for those recipes when you don’t want the flavor of olive oil.
Palm fruit oil won’t break down when used for high-heat cooking as olive oil might, so it can be used in most recipes. Another reason why you need palm oil is because it supplies fatty acids as well as important fat-soluble micronutrients like carotenoids (including pro-vitamin A), vitamins D, E and K.
Fatty acids are raw materials for building the membranes of every cell in your body, including your bones, nerves and brain! The micronutrients keep your body cells healthy and functioning properly. And numerous studies indicate that the tocotrienols present in palm fruit oil may have anti-cancer properties.
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