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this is an interesting article about palm oil from the CSPI. many products have replaced partially hydrogenated oils with palm oil, but it's not really a good alternative for many reasons<a href="http://http//www.cspinet.org/palmoilreport/PalmOilReport.pdf" target="_blank">http://http://www.cspinet.org/palmoi...mOilReport.pdf</a>:<br><br>
now i try to avoid anything with either partially hydrogenated oils or palm oil, and it's becoming hard to do.<br><br>
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i did some research on this recently and figured out that spectrum palm oil is OK, in the forest aspect of it. <a href="http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=269" target="_blank">http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=269</a> i dunno how true that is, but i still buy it after reading that.<br><br>
i do believe some saturated fats are ok, in moderation.
 

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My daughter has many intolerances, and palm shortening is something that I can use (spectrum). I also am using coconut oil now. They've got to be better than soybean and corn and canola oil, so I'm staying with it.
 

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Your link didn't work for me, but I poked around the CSPI site and I see that they are 'concerned' with the environmental aspects of harvesting palm oil and that "palm oil promotes heart disease" (their words). They hate coconut oil, too.<br><br>
CSPI has been a looooooooooooongtime hater of saturated fats. They're partially responsible for the obsession with low-fat diets this country has had for the past couple decades- despite the fact that <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22116724/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">No one's ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease</span></span></span></i></span></span></a>.<br><br>
I understand the concern about the environment, but I don't for a minute believe that the CSPI is as concerned about that as they claim to be.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Your link didn't work for me, but I poked around the CSPI site and I see that they are 'concerned' with the environmental aspects of harvesting palm oil and that "palm oil promotes heart disease" (their words). They hate coconut oil, too.<br><br>
CSPI has been a looooooooooooongtime hater of saturated fats. They're partially responsible for the obsession with low-fat diets this country has had for the past couple decades- despite the fact that <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22116724/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">No one's ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease</span></span></span></i></span></span></a>.<br><br>
I understand the concern about the environment, but I don't for a minute believe that the CSPI is as concerned about that as they claim to be.</div>
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So then what is their motivation? Just to keep people from eating saturated fat?<br><br>
I've been reading so much here, there, and everywhere on fat - is it good, is it bad, in what amounts, etc. - and so I'm always questioning the motivation behind what different groups/doctors/etc say about it.
 
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