Palm oil has had a long history of food use, dating back to over 5000 years. It has been used for generations by the people of tropical Africa as an essential ingredient in ethnic dishes.
Palm oil, a part of the vegetable oil family, is actually the nutrition-packed beneficial fat source that can supply number of health benefits to the body. Palm oil is a rich source of saturated fatty acids and natural chemical compounds but it is good for the overall health and nutrition. Particularly, red palm oil has been well known for its nutritional health benefits.
It is a natural source of vitamin E & carotenoids in addition to fatty acids and other essential fat-soluble micronutrients.
The orange-red color of the palm oil is due to the presence of natural chemical compounds, carotenoids. In comparison to the other vegetable oils, crude palm oil and unrefined palm oil are nature's greatest source of carotenoids. It contains 15 times more carotenoids than carrots and 30 times more than tomatoes. In palm oil, the most active and important form of carotenoids is beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A, which is an effectual antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system of body and to decrease the risk of cataract, heart disease and cancer.
As well, beta-carotene helps to promote good vision and has the potential to get converted into vitamin A that helps in the rhodopsin production, the night vision pigment in the eye’s retina. Beta-carotene has been also shown to help defend the lungs from disease.
Palm oil is a rich source of Vitamin E (tocopherols & tocotrienols). Actually, no other vegetable oil contains vitamin E in comparison to palm oil. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that decreases the harmful oxygen species (free radicals) in the body. By this way, palm oil helps to protect person from some chronic diseases as well as delay the ageing process of the body. It strengthens the body’s
Other Health Benefits
immune system and protects the body’s skin cells from UV radiation and toxins.
The tocopherols and tocotrienols act as powerful nutritional antioxidants and help to reduce cellular damage due to free radicals arising from the body’s normal oxidative energy metabolism
Palm oil contains 5 to 11% linoleic acid, which is known to be essential for growth and health in animals and humans.
Palm oil is full of antioxidants that keep skin looking younger by protecting the skin cells. As the oil is a trans fat-free, it neither increases fatty deposits in the arteries & blood vessels nor interferes in fat metabolism.
This natural saturated oil raises the amount of good cholesterol, HDL in the body. It is more effective for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, in comparison to other saturated oils.
Some studies have shown that tocotrienols can reverse the blockage of carotid artery and thereby helps to prevent heart attack, stroke, and arteriosclerosis.
Half of an avocado
250 ml fresh orange juice.
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