Palm Oil is widely used in Nigeria for food, and it is one of the most widely-used oils in the world. Palm Oil is packed with so many nutrients that enhance human health and prevents certain diseases like Vitamin A deficiency, cancer, brain disease, high cholesterol, and cyanide poisoning
Palm Oil has saturated and unsaturated fats. It is usually semi-solid at room temperature.
The reddish-orange pigment stems from antioxidants known as carotenoids including beta-carotene which can convert into Vitamin A.
Palm Oil is mainly used for cooking and can be found mostly in foods.
See benefits of taking palm Oil:
• Protects the Heart
Palm Oil protects against heart diseases. Studies have shown that palm oil helps slow disease growth in people diagnosed with heart disease.
• Brain Health
Palm Oil contains Tocotrienols, a form of Vitamin E that has strong antioxidant properties that may support brain health. It also reduces the risk of stroke and prevents the growth of brain lesions.
• Improves Vitamin A
Intake of Palm Oil can help improve Vitamin A status in people who are at risk of deficiency. Red palm oil has been proven to help boost vitamin A levels in adults and young children.
• Prevents Cancer
Palm Oil has the highest amount of Vitamin A and E which are proven, anti-cancer agents. The presence of Tocotrienols in palm oil is also a super antioxidant that prevents oxidative damage of tissues. Consuming palm oil to maintain a healthy diet with less fat intake also helps in the reduction of cancer risk. Palm Oil helps to prevent stomach, pancreas, and other cancer types.
• Body immunity
The high qualities of antioxidants in palm oil protect the body against various chronic diseases. Vitamins A, D, E, and K help to improve body metabolism.
• Detoxifies Liver
Palm Oil Detoxifies the lover and protects it against non-fatty acid liver diseases. The antioxidant properties improve liver functioning and stop the deposition of particles in the liver thereby reducing liver-related diseases.
Palm Oil has been used over time as an additive in skin and hair products. Its fatty acid content improves the skin texture and makes the hair strong. The carotenes shield hair and skin against the harmful UV rays of the sun.
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