Thursday, 20 April 2017

What are the benifits of palm oil

Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Oil palms are originally from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Palm Oil is used in around 50% of products consumers purchase and use on a daily basis. Palm Oil and derivatives otherwise known as fractions of the oil are used in the manufacture of prepackaged food, cosmetics, cleaning products, hair care, soaps and personal care items. Palm Wax is used in the manufacture of candles. Red palm oil has regenerative tendency. Palm oil is rich in phytonutrients that are very important to health. According to Mehmet Oz, a doctor and Bryce Wyld, aternative Medicine expert, two compounds found in the oil - carotene and tocotrienols are of great importance to health. According to him, carotene is a super antioxidant, while tocotrienol, a special form of vitamin E is cardio - protective. According to findings, tocotrienols exhibit their potent antioxidant properties and aid in inhibiting the development of skin, stomach, pancreas, lung, liver, breast, prostate, colon, and other cancers. Regular vitamin E cannot perform this. Researchers pointed out that the fruit oil provides protection against age related brain and heart diseases, aterial blockage and unhealthy level of low density lipo - protein (LDL cholesterol). WebMD also pointed out that palm oil contains saturated and non saturated fats, vitamin E, beta carotene and possibly anti - oxidant effect. "Palm oil is used for preventing vitamin A deficiency, cancer, brain diseases, ageing and for treating malaria, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cynanide poisoning." It also helps in body metabolism. Researchers from Monash University (Australia) and University of Uyo (Nigeria) analyzed the key components that make palm oil so unique and both came up with strikingly similar conclusions: It is different from other plant and animal oils in its fatty acid composition (50% saturated, 40% unsaturated, and 10% polyunsaturated). In one study published in the British Journal of Biomedical Science, it was reported that despite the high levels of saturated fat in palm oil, the oil did not contribute to atherosclerosis and/or arterial thrombosis.8 Researchers suggested that this is due to the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats in the oil, as well as its rich nutrient profile. Where coconut oil has around 90% MCFA’s (fat your body can easily burn for energy) palm oil only contains around 50% MCFA’s. Sources: PALM OIL INVESTIGATIONS Tell Magazine