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.
There are better choices, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil. Palm oil is found in many foods. Because of its smooth texture, you can find it chocolate products, such as Nutella and some ice creams. It’s also flavor neutral. I suggest having several types of oils in your cabinet, so you make use of their different flavor profiles for different uses.
Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a phenomenal gift from Mother Nature. Its vitamin E tocotrienols support brain health and help reduce stroke damage. This non-GMO oil also has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol. And, it is sustainably grown in Malaysia, so it is good for our environment. Malaysian sustainable palm oil deserves a place in your healthy lifestyle.
This increased demand has caused some of us to look closer at which countries practice responsible palm oil cultivation and manufacturing. If you’ve heard concerns about deforestation related to palm oil, and that makes you worried about buying products containing palm oil, you can relax.
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.