There is no doubt that what you eat has an enormous bearing on your overall health. And too much consumption of foods that are high in cholesterol, fats and sugars can lead to problems such as type 2 diabetes, cardiac issues and many others where obesity is a major factor.
With this in mind, people who want to live a healthy lifestyle are becoming much more selective about what they eat, and are looking for healthier alternatives to highly calorific foods.
One relatively minor way you change an unhealthy eating habit is to swap what type of cooking oil you use. Carotino is a unique blend of canola oil and red palm oil, which is derived from the fruit of the palm tree. It has a distinctive orange colour, but don’t let that put you off, as the oil is not only high in anti-oxidant pro-Vitamin A (alpha and beta carotenes) and Vitamin E, it is also a good natural source of Omega 3 and Omega 6, and contains Lycopene and Co-enzyme Q10.
It is virtually tasteless too, which means it is a great all-rounder, and can be used for all types of cooking; from salad dressings, marinades, sauces, stir-fries, potato chips, roasts, you can even use it in place of butter or margarine in cakes, biscuits and muffins.
Carotino is made from red palm oil, which is a great natural plant source of carotenes. Carotenes are the compounds which give carrots, tomatoes and red peppers that distinctive red and orange colour, and are high in powerful anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants fight cell damage caused by ‘free radicals’ in the body and are vital for healthy immune systems.
If you have heard of ‘trans fats’ in the media, and recognise these to be harmful to your health, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the way Carotino is manufactured, by not having to hydrogenate the oil, means that it is free from harmful ‘trans fatty acids’ or ‘trans fats’.
Carotino contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, which the body cannot produce itself, so they have to be consumed as part of your diet, and the Co-enzyme Q10 helps to boost energy and maintain vitality.
There are no artificial colours, preservatives or additives in Carotino, it is a completely natural product which is low in saturated fat and high in healthy mono-unsaturates.
It is also ethically sourced, from long-established RSPO-certified environmentally sustainable plam plantations, created in Malaysia which uphold the highest international standards and follow the best environmental practice in all aspects of its production.
And as it is so rich, you only need to use around a third less than standard oils, making it cost-effective as well as a healthy option.
For more information about Carotino, visit the UK website at carotino.co.uk.