We the people, are allowing un-caring corporations to devastate our health, our environment and the habitats of countless endangered species. The Orangatan in just one of many being killed off at an alarming rate.
All of this for the cheap production and use of Palm Oil. An oil our bodies are having a difficult time beneficially utilizing for the good of our health.
Two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world are Borneo and Sumatra and yet the list of endangered species is the longest in those two South-East Asian islands.
The Orangutan is just one species of the 300,000 animals and thousands more being discovered there every year. There are around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species. Every minute in Indonesia and Malaysia about 6 football field size areas of precious rainforest are being cleared to make way for this one vegetable oil called palm oil. It is found in hundreds of products people use every day, like baked foods and confectionery, as well as cosmetics, cleaning agents and now biofuel.
The health of our bodies, planet and future is at risk
This palm oil is a high saturated fat like cheddar cheese or bacon.
It contains five different saturated fats. These types of fats will raise your blood cholesterol levels and can lead to heart disease. All oils have some saturated fat in them but palm oil is very high in saturated fat relative to corn, soy or olive oil.
If you’re concerned about your heart health and the health of your arteries, stay away from palm oil. Choosing fresh natural foods and avoiding highly processed food-like products found in the the main big chain grocery stores is advisable. Natural Health Food Stores can be a good source for healthier products. Read the food labels!
Food processors have recently replaced the “trans fats” which are hydrogenated oils that cause a serious health risk in terms of heart disease, stroke and other problems with palm oil and yet it poses the identical risks as those “trans fats”.
Because Corporations are cutting down the native forests in Malaysia, Columbia, Indonesia and Ghana, the loss of native plants and animals is releasing large amounts of CO2 and Methane in the atmosphere. This is a big problem adding to the already worsening climate change.
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By the way, it’s NOT JUST FOOD!
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