Facts about Palm Oil
Facts about Palm Oil

Facts about Palm Oil

Facts about Palm Oil : This oil is present in foods and other products around the world. But why is it bad?

These are issues that have a great impact on the health of the people and the environment.

We will answer these questions in this article so come along with us to get complete information about this oil.

Why is palm oil used so widely?

1- Because it’s incredibly low in cost

2- Also, some people see it as a healthy alternative to trans fats and animal fats

What Is Palm Oil?

Palm oil comes from the fruit of oil palms.

What Is Palm Oil Used for?

Some companies use palm oil to make biofuel, detergents, and cosmetics

But about 85% of palm oil is produced for food. And around the world, the use of this oil is increasing.

Is Palm Oil Healthy?

Palm oil does contain some healthy nutrients.

For instance, it offers beneficial:

  • Antioxidants
  • Including vitamin E and carotenoids like beta-carotene
  • Polyphenols
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Phospholipids

Is Palm Oil Bad for You?

Increased heart rate and cardiovascular disease

Palm oil has high fat milk and dairy damage lead to liver disease

And when palm oil is refined at high temperatures, it leads to the creation of contaminants in the oil, which may contribute to kidney toxicity or cancer.

How to avoid palm oil?

Before purchasing, carefully read the ingredients labels for the products you are considering buying them.

However, you may need a little more research when it comes to non-edible items such as cosmetics and cleaning products.

With a little search on the Internet, you can choose palm-free alternatives.

Reference : Foodrevolution

Collected by : Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

About Afsane AminGhafouri

Dr Afsane Ghafuri
My name is Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri I have PhD degree in Agroecology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. I have over 8 years of experience working in agricultural science as Medicinal Plants scientist. Currently, I work as a Senior Researcher (R&D) at Parsi Teb Herbal Pharmaceutical Company since 2017. I have written more than 100 articles on medicinal plants and their application in traditional medicine. Teaching experience for 8 years in the field of medicinal plants.

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