Dr Ara Suppiah advises eating more palm oil. “Malaysian palm oil is nature’s richest source of vitamin E which helps maintain brain and liver health.
“The assumption that saturated fat at any level of intake is deleterious is not supported by scientific evidence.”
Concerned about stroke? A two-year study finds that vitamin E from Malaysian palm oil helps to protect brain’s white matter
The health of your brain’s white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, show that vitamin E tocotrienols derived from Malaysian palm oil supports white matter health by weakening the progression of white matter lesions.
Vitamin E tocotrienols, some of the strongest antioxidants, can be found in barley, rye and palm oil. In fact, the best source of these super-potent antioxidants is Malaysian red palm oil.
Bowden stressed the importance of consuming healthy fats. “There are so many good things in fats that we need,” he explained, adding that Malaysian palm oil contains tocotrienols. This less-common form of vitamin E is a super potent antioxidant known to support skin and brain health.