World Food Day 2020
Week 4 :
It’s World Food Day!
World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security.
Let’s celebrate by making healthy food choices and do our part in reducing waste. Choose sustainable food systems and livelihoods. One example that consumers can explore is Malaysian palm oil. It contains vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols, making it a healthy and nutritious choice. Even better, the industry itself is being made sustainable through the mandatory Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) scheme.
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Let superfood Malaysian Red Palm Oil supercharge your day!
The Neuroprotective Potential Of Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols
In nature, vitamin E exists in 8 different chemical forms. There are 4 tocopherol isomers (alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols) and 4 tocotrienol isomers (alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocotrienols). Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant that protects the cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Besides that, it is also involved in immune function, cell signalling, regulation of gene expression and other metabolic processes (Traber, 2006). Tocotrienols are one of the most fascinating members of the vitamin E family. Unlike tocopherols, tocotrienols have unsaturated side chain, which allows efficient penetration into tissues that have saturated fatty layers such as the brain and liver (Suzuki et al., 1993).
Hailed as a superfood on a popular American television programme in 2013, red palm oil (RPO) gained its much-needed stardom.