Red Palm Oil and Your Health

Health benefits of red palm oil

Red palm oil is considered to be the healer and miracle worker. This virgin oil is rich in vitamins, acids, antioxidants and mineral which are the basic essentials for maintaining a good healthy. Health experts believe red palm oil can be added to the food diet to eradicate the problem of malnutrition in many countries. In addition, the numerous health benefits of the oil has seen a growing demand in the consumption.

Oil palm fruit pulp when processed produces a deep red palm oil. In addition, the palm oil is derived from carotenes like alpa and beta carotene as well as lycopene. In medical terms, red palm oil has nearly 10 carotenes of varied vitamins which is also part of tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols and glycolipids. Analysts saw a drop in the cholesterol levels after the consumption of red palm oil during their research.

When you look at the benefits of the red palm oil, it can improve the way of living a healthy life. The palm oil when consumed as part of cooked food helps in reduces the oxidative stress. For any person with cardiovascular disease, cancer or any chronic disease, red palm oil helps in improving the oxidative status.

There has been a constant debate about benefits of saturated fatty acids in red palm oil as the level is at 50%, there has no confirmed reports on whether it promotes atherosclerosis or arterial thrombosis. Experts attribute to high level of antioxidants that plays a significant part in levelling the saturated fatty acids.

Red palm oil also reduces the risk of endogenous cholesterol biosynthesis, aggregation of the platelet as well as decreasing the blood pressure. According to the experts, taking a small quantity of red palm on a regular basis can strengthen the immune system, increases the haemoglobinisation of red blood cells and uses the nutrients effectively in the body.

The other health benefits includes that it stops the arteries from hardening, reduces the cholesterol in blood serum and prevents clotting of blood. As a result, you are reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke due to your erratic lifestyle. Experts say red palm oil also has chemo protective layers which are effective in reducing the breast cancer cells.

In a nutshell, you will live a fuller and healthier life if you consume red palm oil in its virgin form for the maximum benefits.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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