Your mom told you to limit your butter and egg consumption based on 1950s and 1960s research that is now considered outdated and flawed.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.
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.
Instead of saturated fats and cholesterol, many leading nutrition and health experts are now looking at inflammation as a prime mover as a contributing factor of heart disease.
After reading a Hindu BusinessLine article blasting palm oil and riddled with myths, Peter Pressman, MD, MS, FACN authored an in-depth rebuttal to set the record straight. The editors of Free Malaysia Today immediately saw the educational value of printing Pressman’s article, which is based in part on his own scientific research and his first-hand experience on Malaysia’s oil palm plantations.
A newly published diet and population study puts yet another nail in the coffin of the idea that saturated fats contribute to heart disease. Researchers looked at how specific dietary combinations of proteins, fats and carbs impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk biomarkers.