Milled whole grains lose their vitamin E when exposed to air. So unless you’re baking with, and consuming, those grains within two days of their grinding, you’re missing out on this potent antioxidant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of baking with soybean or canola oil, an Australian food scientist suggests using palm oil for healthier bread.
Malaysian red palm oil is a rich natural source of carotenoids, including alpha- and beta-carotene. These potent antioxidants have been shown to have numerous health benefits.
The researchers concluded that EVNol natural full-spectrum palm tocotrienol complex could play an important role in controlling oxidative stress-induced conditions in the brain that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Based on these favorable findings, the researchers concluded that tocotrienols may have potential for metabolic syndrome therapy especially on cardiovascular and liver health, and therefore is worth further investigation.
Over the past eight years, the International Conference on Palm Phytonutrients and Chronic Diseases has provided a good platform for researchers and the industry to share the latest research and findings on palm phytonutrients with research scientists, medical doctors and formulators.