Your mom told you to limit your butter and egg consumption based on 1950s and 1960s research that is now considered outdated and flawed. Healthy saturated fats, such as those found in avocados, nuts and Malaysian sustainable palm oil can be enjoyed in moderation.
Appearing on journalist Deirdre Fitzpatrick’s Dying to Ask Podcast, Nutrition Myth Buster Jonny Bowden, CNS, PhD, recalls having clients whose cardiovascular risk markers improved when they began eating more fat.
Readers of the lifestyle magazine, The Eden, now have strong evidence that palm oil should be part of their heart-healthy diets.
Lifestyle blogger Geri Bartuch says she loves the saying, “You learn something new every day.” In her January 2020 blog, she shared what she’s learned about prolonging good health.
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.