Red Palm Oil the new Super Food: Rasta Livewire Health Corner

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Red palm oil has burst onto the health scene as a miracle food, helping to heal everything from cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s to cancer.

Exceptional healing benefit

Long popular in West African countries, palm oil has become the healthy replacement for trans fat-containing oils around the world.

The extra-virgin varieties (otherwise known as red palm oil) have risen to superfood status.

Research has shown the oil can help boost immunity, support healthy liver and lung function, aid in fat loss, improve sugar metabolism and strengthen the bones and teeth.

It is high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, E and K along with CoQ10, red palm oil has an formidable nutritional profile. It contains a lot of carotenoids, the stuff that gives it the bright yellow/red colour.

One of the carotenoids it contains is lycopene, which is associated with cancer risk reduction.

The oil’s most stellar attribute is its tocotrienols, a powerful form of vitamin E. They are called super-antioxidants as they have demonstrated the ability to destroy maligmant cells in the laboratory, especially breast cancer cells.

Sources:

http://www.joyfullyfit.com/blog/?p=26

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/05/03/palm-oil-health-craze-may-push-animals-to-extinction-while-destroying-the-environment/


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