I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops.
We can now add another certainty to that: Palm oil is touted as a panacea for everything ranging from a route out of poverty for small-scale farmers, a sustainable biofuel, and for its powerful nutritional virtues.
However, palm oil plantations are linked to unsustainable deforestation throughout the world — that aside from the obvious biosphere issues — is reducing livable habitat for orangutans to the point that some are calling it genocide. FAO Consumer demand — or maybe that should be manufacturer demand — for palm oil has resulted in palm oil in one of every two packaged products in the super market!
You can find it in baked goods, cereals, crisps, sweets, margarine and popular soaps and cosmetics — to name a few. Red palm oil has become very popular among the more affluent, both for its taste, cool red color, and superior antioxidant load.
The Red palm oil is derived from the fleshy part of the fruit — hence its red color — while the clear stuff comes from the whitish kernel in the center. Or you can refine Red palm oil down to a clear version but in the process, you lose some of the goodness.
I have discussed elsewhere here and here the potential impact of a high-fat diet and changes in your gut microbial ecosystem that can does lead to low-grade inflammation that furthers leads to insulin resistance, obesity and other issues.
In short, high-fat intake shifts the gut microbiota and increases the translocation of lipopolysaccharides LPS or endotoxins from your gut into your blood, which then triggers inflammation — and then the cascade of problems start.
These researchers also, due to the nature of the research and the questions being asked, used what some might consider unrealistic levels of fat in the mouse or human diet being tested.
Levels you would not see in a free-living human population. In either case, the outcomes are still informative. Researchers in France decided to address both of these issues in a recent study among mice fed proportional and realistic levels of fat and tested oils with differing fatty acid composition albeit in mice.
Regardless of which fat the mice received, fat content as a percentage of diet was maintained at Mice were randomly divided into five groups 8 mice per groupand fed one of the five diets one was a control — i.
Fast forwarding a bit, the researchers found that depending on which oil the mice received, it could change the levels of endotoxins in serum impaired gut and increase markers of inflammation not so good. Interestingly, rapeseed oil resulted in much lower inflammation.
Would encourage folks that are interested in the subject to read the detailed study themselves, and related. In this study, researchers used refined non-hydrogenated palm oil, not oil from the kernel. That is, Red palm oil without the red.
If you are concerned about low-grade inflammation, then you might want to think twice about forking out the extra money for the fancy palm oil and might want to check the ingredient labels a little closer as well.
Maybe the differences between the inflammation triggered by one fatty acid over the other is insignificant. Maybe they should have used more mice, or heated the oil. More studies are needed. In either case, thinking twice about Palm oil might please the orangutans.Perhaps extinct by is a bit excessive.
For sure most other animals will be, we will living off soylent green and loving it. Plus there will be the problem of the distribution of wealth and. junk food tastes better. Commercial companies have limited opportunities to make money from, say, fruit and vegetables so will always advertise.
make money from, say, fruit and vegetables so will always advertise products that are more lucrative and probably more unhealthy. 20 people found this useful the main arguments against the.
Health news with a focus on fitness news, wellness coverage and living a healthy Southern California life.  People’s choices about what to eat are severely limited by the options available to them and what they can afford—and many food deserts contain an overabundance of fast food chains selling cheap “meat” and dairy-based foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt.
Processed foods (such as snack cakes, chips and soda) typically sold by corner delis, . Good question – not completely sure and the moment. Will check on.
But, as mentioned, and I don’t think the issue is the fat per se – but the reduction of fiber in the diet – ie, the food for the bacteria (ie substrates for fermentation). When all food in the world becomes GM foods or their products, we could not imagine what will happen to human from a point of view of the food problem.
People who advocate GM crops and some people affirm that it is an obvious fact to be guaranteed to solve the food problem because of improvement productivity.
However, the fact is definitely not %(1).