A must read for those concerned about wildlife, the planet, and fellow humans. Carol Taylor on Palm Oil the hidden evil.
As a fresh food, Palm Oil can benefit your health like helping reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of arterial thrombosis. Unfortunately, much of the commonly used palm oil is in an oxidized form— that is to say, processed.
Once the oil is oxidized, it poses health dangers such as reproductive toxicity and organ toxicity, impacting organs such as the kidneys and lungs.
One of the tropical oils (along with coconut oil and palm kernel oil), it’s made from the fruit of oil palm trees.
Cheap to produce it produces up to nine times more oil per hectare than its closest counterpart, when it was announced that all trans fats must be declared on food packaging many food manufacturers ditched trans fats and looked to trans fat-free palm oil instead.
At what cost though?… I have read the arguments put forth by none other than the WWF…
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