“Live better, longer and lose all that weight” that is how starts the programme Dr Oz. Host claims that red palm oil is a miracle oil for longevity, which also fights belly fat and combats heart diseases.
Red palm oil is powerful multipurpose oil, which can be used in different ways. Its attractive bright colour is obtained because of carotenes – super powerful antioxidants. This element is also contained in carrots and tomatoes, but in red palm oil concentration of carotene is considerably higher.
Moreover, miracle product contains tocotrienols, which is a special form of vitamin E. No other vegetable oil has as much Vitamin E as compared to palm oil (Chow 1992). This element is considered to be cardioprotective, because it reduces blood pressure and has an ability to reverse blockage of the carotid artery and clumping of sells together, thereby reducing the risk of stroke, arteriosclerosis, and ischaemic heart diseases. (Mukherjee, Mitra 2009)
This product has so many debates around because of having saturated fats in it. Nevertheless, Palm kernel oil does not contain cholesterol or trans fatty acids.
None of the oils taken together: almond, walnut, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin oil, have the same amount of antioxidants as the red palm oil alone does.
Recommended intake is two table spoons per day. There a variety of recipes could be found on how to use oil in your ration. One of the tips given on the show is to spread red palm oil (as it is quite solid) over the bread, add to the oatmeal or as a salad dressing.
Further, hosts claimed benefits of oil on the brain. Thus, it is considered that oil is capable to prevent Alzheimer and reduce incidents of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome, which is characterised by lose of cognitive functions, such as language, memory, problem solving etc. Some studies claim decrease of bad cholesterol up to 40 % over the first month of usage. This claim stays debatable.
To sum up, red palm oil is indeed product, which contains a vast amount of valuable components, but as with any product it is important to avoid overconsumption, but stay within a recommended levels of intake. Since it is shelf stable, contents of one bottle would be enough for a long period. Furthermore, It is crucial for consumers to get aware who is the producer of the red palm oil and if it is indeed produced as organic.
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250 ml fresh orange juice.
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