Palm wine is a popular drink among Africans. It is used as a special drink on most African occasions such as Traditional marriages, New Yam festivals, and others. It is gotten from oil palm trees and raffia palms.
Some people may see palm wine as a natural drink, but in essence, it contains a lot of benefits such as protein, carbohydrate, amino acid, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and vitamin B.
Palm wine also contains yeast which is mostly used in industries such as baking and the production of alcoholic drinks or potable ethanol.
However, palm wine has benefits that most people do not know about. They include:
1. Improve Eyesight
Palm wine contains yeast that is good for the eye. So, aside from drinking it just for fun, so many people drink it bearing their sight in mind. Note that it should be taken on moderation.
2. Fights cancer
Palm wine contains vitamin B12 also known as riboflavin. Riboflavin helps in the fight against free radicals which may trigger or be a risk factor for cancer.
3. Improves Hair and Skin
Palm wine contains nutrients that help in nourishing the skin, hair, and nails such as vitamin, zinc, magnesium, and others. It also helps in the promotion of new body cells by removing the dead cells in the body and replacing it, thereby growing the skin a soft, smooth, and better appearance.
4. Improves heart health
Palm wine has potassium content that makes it a good source of drink to help fight cardiovascular disease. Potassium is good for the body and helps out function better. However, it should be taken in moderation to give the body the right potassium it needs. Excess or low content of potassium in the host can cause irregular heartbeat which can lead to serious.
5. It promotes lactation
Palm wine is used by many African mothers in Africa to help lactating mothers when they have limited on breast milk production.
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