From vilified to verified: Popular foods that most of us wouldn’t touch a few years ago

From vilified to verified: Popular foods that most of us wouldn’t touch a few years ago

Now we’ve learned that there’s a huge difference between palm kernel oil and palm fruit oil. Leave the palm kernel oil behind. Palm fruit oil isn’t just a fat. It’s one of nature’s best sources of vitamin E tocotrienols, which are being studied for everything from their cardiovascular and brain benefits to their ability to support skin health.

Talking Dietary Guidelines and healthy fats with CBS viewers

Talking Dietary Guidelines and healthy fats with CBS viewers

Olive oil is a healthy fat, but it’s not the only one. I brought Malaysian palm oil to the set. It’s grown in a sustainable way – which was a “new” key point in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Malaysian palm oil can be found at some specialty grocery stores. It’s also an ingredient in many food products, such as Nutella and Smart Balance. This healthy oil helps to manage your cholesterol. It also has vitamins A and E. The executive summary of the Dietary Guidelines list both of these vitamins as shortfall nutrients because we’re not getting enough of them in our diets.

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