Palm Oil and coconut oil are also vegetable oil

Discover for yourself what sets palm oil apart from other vegetable oils

Palm oil is your every day vegetable oil for better health

It's packed with nutrients that contribute to your daily energy needs.

Palm oil provides a valuable source of beta carotene and vitamin E.

Studies have found that tocopherols and tocotrienols, which are isomers of vitamin E found in palm oil, are antioxidants and may be associated with more favorable cholesterol profiles, and lower risk of heart disease and some types of cancer



Nutrition Reviews printed a review of findings about palm oil.

Palm oil does not act like a saturated fat

On the contrary, animal studies showed that palm oil acts more like an unsaturated fat

Palm oil contains 40% oleic acid and 10% linoleic acid

Both of these fatty acids are effective in lowering plasma cholesterol

Also, palm oil contains tocotrienols, which lower cholesterol

Special triglyceride species and some non-triglyceride species identified in palm oil may have physiologic properties that differ form most saturated fats.

A fraction of palm oil is very rich in vitamin E, and also contains large amounts of carotenoids

Both are beneficial in maintaining membrane fluidity and function.

In fact, because of its carotene and vitamin E content, palm oil reduces blood clotting that can lead to stroke.

The newer findings showed that palm oil had beneficial effects on blood lipids, and reduced cardiovascular risks, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis.

Later, it was found that palm oil is the richest known source of natural carotenoids.

By 1993, a natural carotene complex product was extracted from palm oil..



Many domestic oils are predominantly polyunsaturated, which makes them quite unstable, and subject to oxidation

To stabilize them, they need to be hydrogenated

A major portion of soybean oil, for example, is hydrogenated

The hydrogenation process converts part of the unsaturated and saturated fatty acids into "trans fatty acids"

There is abundant scientific evidence that trans fatty acids negatively affect serum lipid profiles

In May 1994, Drs. Walter Willet and Albert Asherio, members of the Harvard University Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, reviewed the growing science on trans fatty acids and heart disease, and concluded:

Although the percentage of coronary heart disease deaths in the United States attributable to intake of trans fatty acids is uncertain, even the lower estimates from the effects on blood lipids would suggest that more than 30,000 deaths per year may be due to consumption of partially hydrogenated vegetable fat. Furthermore, the number of attributable cases of nonfatal coronary heart disease will be even larger



In contrast to those oils that require hydrogenation, palm fruit oil is a stable, versatile and healthy alternative in food processing

Palm fruit oil is easily digested, absorbed and used for healthy metabolism

Palm and coconut oils, predominantly saturated, nevertheless are healthy oils

Consumers in North America, reluctantly had abandoned their use of oil palm for other vegetable oil in the late 1980s, because of scare tactics waged by competing companies and misguided individuals

Vegetable oil to seriously consider are Palm Oil and Coconut Oil which are free of trans fatty acids

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