why is palm oil common in foods

Why Is Palm Oil in So Many Foods Now?

If you’ve read ingredient labels, you may be wondering why is palm oil in so many foods now. You are correct in thinking this wasn’t always the case. For most types of foods, palm oil was the exception rather than the rule. One example is Oreo cookies. This product stands out to me personally because this type of sandwich cookie is what first alerted us to my son’s palm oil allergy and intolerance. We noticed … Read more

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How to Use Less Palm Oil Each Week ~ Reduce Palm Oil Demand

Here’s how to use less palm oil each week. Each day, most consumers use products that contain it. However, there are easy things you can do to reduce demand. You may be seeing “palm oil” on more labels than ever before. In the United States, much of the reason is the FDA banned companies from adding artificial trans fats to foods. In our household, we limit palm oil as much as possible. The main reason … Read more

items to make it easier to live palm oil free

Items to Make It Easier to Live Palm Oil Free

Palm oil causes our son to have allergy-like symptoms. It literally makes him sick. To lessen our palm oil usage, we cook and bake from scratch. Below are items to make it easier to live palm oil free.   We use all of these items regularly.   We now buy more “real” foods. Overall, we choose products with as few ingredients as possible.   In addition, we don’t buy processed bakery or pre-made desserts from … Read more

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Personal Care Items Our Son Uses With a Palm Oil Intolerance

Palm oil is prevalent in personal care items such as soap, shampoo, lip balm, etc. Palm oil makes our son sick. This is a list of the personal care items he uses in order to stay healthy and live palm oil free. Palm oil is common in processed foods as well as in non-foods. When we first made the connection that palm oil was causing him to have allergy symptoms, we started logging what he … Read more

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Eating Without Palm Oil ~ List of Foods With Palm Oil Intolerance

My son gets sick from palm oil. Many times, people ask us what he can have. We created this eating without palm oil list specific to my son. These are the foods he likes and eats safely. This is a list of foods he can safely have. We created this site to help others who might have a palm oil intolerance, palm oil sensitivity, or palm oil allergy. As we learned more about palm oil, … Read more