Journalist Shirin Danielpour Yadegar created LA Mom Magazine, an online community, to empower moms in the decisions they make for their families, including their health. She posts articles by various experts on issues moms face daily. Those include this article by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, explaining details about the published study that found that high carbs, not dietary fat, are associated with an increase in heart disease risk factors.
Tara Pittman, the mom behind the scenes of the popular Mom Knows Best website, enjoys cooking and sharing healthy products with her followers. In one of her latest blogs, she said that she substituted Malaysian palm oil for olive oil in The Pioneer Woman’s Brussels Sprouts recipe because it gave the dish a nice buttery taste as well as extra health benefits.
Instead of saturated fats and cholesterol, many leading nutrition and health experts are now looking at inflammation as a prime mover as a contributing factor of heart disease.
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.
At the height of the holiday season, Sacramento TV audiences learned a good lesson: It’s easier to resist all the sugary stuff if you’re not as hungry for it. That advice came from Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, who appeared on local CW and Fox TV affiliates to give people easy tips for healthier holiday eating. “I’m a big believer in not relying on willpower,” he said. Eating more healthy fats, such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, will help stabilize blood sugar levels which reduces cravings. “Palm oil is to the rest of the world what olive oil is to the Mediterranean.”