We are consuming 6-25 times more omega-6s than anti-inflammatory omega-3s. How did this happen? When we reduced our intake of saturated fat, we replaced it with vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, etc.). These oils contain such high levels of omega 6s that it caused our omega 6/ omega 3 ratio to become wildly out of balance.
Read labels, and you’ll spot palm oil in everything from your kids’ favorite cookies to your premium nutrition bar. Here’s how this better-for-you ingredient journeys from the tropics to your table.
Today, many food manufacturers are reducing or replacing trans fats in their products with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This healthy oil is naturally trans fat free and is non-GMO. Oil palm plantations also use integrated pest management to reduce the use of pesticides.
Thomas Lamit anak Lutek understand the benefits of palm oil. He has seen firsthand how it has helped his family and community.
The Malaysian palm oil industry plays a crucial part in the global oil and fats industry. This modern nation is the world’s second largest producer of palm oil. Its 14.5 million acres (5.85 million hectares) of oil palm trees provide 8.8% of the total edible oil consumed worldwide. What is most impressive, however, are the practices this forward-thinking nation has put into place for its palm oil industry. These investments have helped its people thrive and have earned the country the respect of many.