Families trying to eat cleaner, more natural meals are happy to learn that non-GMO palm oil is an increasingly popular ingredient in prepared foods. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree which grows in lush plantations near the equator. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is preferred by many American companies because the Malaysian palm oil industry follows environmentally friendly agricultural policies.
This may be the first time that healthy cooking oil appears on many people’s New Year’s resolution lists. The more we learn about how fats behave in our bodies, the more sense it makes to use the one that has the attention of health researchers around the world. Next year, instead of reaching for vegetable oils (soy, canola, corn) that may contribute to unhealthy inflammation, grab Malaysian palm fruit oil instead. Here are a few health reasons for stocking up.
Appearing on three San Antonio TV stations, Nutrition Myth Buster Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS, advised parents to help keep their children’s brains sharp with nutritious foods including Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. “You’ve got to stop using the two most pro-inflammatory things in the American diet: sugar and vegetable oils,” he said during interviews on FOX station KABB, CBS station KENS-TV, and ABC station KSAT. “I like Malaysian palm oil because it’s sustainable. It doesn’t harm the environment. And it doesn’t contribute to inflammation.”
“Palm oil is heart-healthy and good brain food. While using this certified sustainable oil for home cooking is a relatively new thing, it is catching on,” explained Donsky.