In an Alternative Medicine magazine article, “The Nutrition Myth Buster” reported that major companies are launching hair-growth supplements made from tocotrienols, potent nutrients derived from Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
“Saturated fat does not cause heart disease and we need to get it back into our diets,” he stated. But it needs to be the right kinds for saturated fats, such as certified sustainable Malaysian palm oil.
Ferrero, maker of the internationally beloved hazelnut spread Nutella, has won a court case against a Dutch competitor who claimed its palm-oil free spread was healthier and better for the environment than Nutella. This is a major victory for Ferrero and for the Malaysian Palm Oil Council who for decades have championed the wholesomeness and eco-friendliness of Malaysian palm oil.
In 2006, when the FDA required food manufacturers to list the amount of trans fats on nutrition labels, they also allowed manufacturers to label a food as trans fat-free if an individual serving contained less than 0.5 grams of trans fats. That means you may be unknowingly consuming trans fats.
It can be easy to get fooled by food labels when you go grocery shopping. It seems like every product boasts about its health benefits, even the ones with ingredients that we know are far from nutritious. When I appeared on Kansas City’s NBC news health alert, I explained how to read labels to avoid trans fats.