Some food manufacturers and suppliers are using highly-processed, genetically-modified oils to replace trans fat in their products. For those of us who prefer natural foods, Malaysian sustainable palm oil is the obvious and smartest choice. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a rich source of vitamin E, including a form of vitamin E called alpha tocotrienol that has been shown to help protect the brain in the case of stroke, cardiovascular disease or trauma.

Palm oil has a naturally healthy composition. The American Heart Association’s optimum fat blend ratio is 1:1:1. This is readily achieved by using palm oil as a major product component. Products such as Smart Balance leverage this magic. Overall nutrition is enhanced through palm oil’s ability to beneficially modulate LDL/HDL cholesterol ratios. That means it has virtually no adverse impact on your cholesterol levels.

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I told viewers how careful label reading can help them avoid trans fats

Health-conscious shoppers need to read labels carefully to avoid hydrogenated oils. A healthier option is Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This naturally trans fat-free oil can be found in products such as Smart Balance spreads and peanut butters. Palm oil was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal for its health benefits.

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ABC viewers hear why my healthy family meals include Malaysian palm oil

Malaysian sustainable palm oil is nature’s richest source of vitamin E tocotrienols. This nutrient supports our brain health. Red palm oil is also rich in beta carotene. This powerful antioxidant is converted to vitamin A, another essential nutrient. Most of the United States’ palm oil supply comes from Malaysia. Its palm oil industry is a […]

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San Diego viewers learn what to look for when making sustainable meals

I gave the example of when my fellow chefs and I noticed a change in the fish being delivered to our restaurants. The fish were smaller, more expensive and harder to come by, so we did some research. We learned about different fishing methods, as well different countries’ rules and regulations. Now I support eating […]

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Why I told CBS News viewers that palm oil is a more natural choice

When I appeared on Fresno’s CBS News, I explained that trans fats are man-made. Your body just can’t break them down. Consuming them increases your risk of developing heart disease. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a more natural choice. Not only is it good for your body, it’s good for the planet.

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