Tropical oils may also have some health benefits. Malaysian sustainable palm oil has a unique fatty acid profile, plus natural antioxidants such as vitamin E tocotrienols and carotenoids. Palm oil is also naturally trans-fat free.
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Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environment as well as the palm oil industry workers.
This idea that saturated fat causes heart disease has finally been debunked. There was never any science behind it. Inflammation, not saturated fat, is what’s so dangerous.
“What I had learned before was wrong, and I was so surprised about the information I was finding that it led me to write my first book regarding tropical oils. ‘That led on to ‘The Palm Oil Miracle’.
Stoler and the show’s host agreed that fats are an important part of a healthy diet. “I think it’s really important to embrace fats,” said Stoler who encouraged people to choose wholesome fat-containing foods such as avocados, nuts and fish.
Fife explains that about 90 percent of our cooking oils are genetically engineered seed oils. He contrasts this with palm oil which he describes as, “Probably one of the most nutritious oils we have available to us.” About 80 percent of palm oil imported into the U.S. is from Malaysia, where it is certified sustainable.
Plant-based tropical oils such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil are becoming more popular because of their nutritional value as saturated fats. “Why we need fats in our diet is that they help transport fat-soluble vitamins, and they’re just good to round out our diet,” Stoler said.
If the summer heat is zapping your energy, try cooking with Malaysian palm fruit oil. Eating the right foods boosts your energy and helps to keep your body functioning optimally. Interviewed by One Life Radio hosts, registered dietitian and author Dr. Felicia Stoler told Texas radio listeners all about healthy fats, a necessary part of […]