New research says women under 50 are twice as likely to die from heart disease as breast cancer. AM Northwest (KATU-TV in Portland, OR) hosts recently welcomed guest Sherry Torkos, holistic pharmacist and co-author of Saving Women’s Hearts, who explained that women are better off cooking with Malaysian palm fruit oil instead of olive oil, because palm fruit oil is resistant to chemical changes when heated. She also described the health benefits of palm fruit oil including the red color which comes from naturally occurring beta carotene, and the high levels of tocotrienols which help to protect our hearts and brains. Torkos also revealed the surprising treat she recommends to help satisfy a craving for something sweet.
Robin Miller is a health and nutrition editor with more than 30 years of industry experience. She researches and writes about the nutritional benefits of palm fruit oil, with the goal of giving readers factual, science-based information that will be useful in their daily lives.