Health Benefits of Palm Oil to Humanity – A must read
Palm Oil is a Vegetable fat, commonly used as cooking oil in most parts of the world.
It is reddish-orange in colour due to large content of beta-carotene in it.
In Nigeria, the palm oil specie Elaeis Guineensis is also known as African. It grows in large quantities in the South Eastern and Southern parts of the country.
It is often used to prepare soups or for industrial purposes to make soap, candle wax, among other purposes.
A Seasoned Nutritionist say some of its health benefits includes; ability to improve energy levels, improve vision, prevention of cancers and boosts immune system.
He also notes that, persons with bad cholesterol levels in their bodies are advised to use this type of Oil.
The Cholesterol level in this type of Oil is said to be the good and healthy type (LDL Cholesterol).
Although for pregnant women he says it’s a good source of nourishment to their babies as it contains Vitamin A, D and E. These vitamins naturally cannot be retained in the body.
Consequently, it is necessary to consume Palm Oil diets to ensure pregnancies do not face vitamin deficiencies.