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.
Malaysia has been a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production for decades. The country was the first to produce sustainable palm oil, has implemented a game-changing national certification program, and has now committed additional funds to support eco-friendly initiatives, including a reforestation program.
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.
If you have type 2 diabetes, or have been told that you are at risk of developing it, you may want to monitor promising new research on palm polyphenols.
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