Studies have shown that the inclusion of red palm oil in the diet of pregnant women and children in developing countries reduces the likelihood of vitamin A deficiency in them. In addition, this product helps to increase the amount of the substance in the body in those who are faced with vitamin A deficiency. According to scientists, this suggests that red palm oil can be as effective as vitamin A supplements.
Researchers also believe the product may be beneficial for malaria, cyanide poisoning and Alzheimer's disease. It can also help with atherosclerosis, heart ailments, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, obesity. However, in all these cases, the benefits of palm oil have not been proven. To determine it more precisely, more research is required.
Palm oil is believed to be safe when taken in the amount found in foods. However, it contains fat that can raise cholesterol levels. Therefore, you should avoid its excessive use, reports the portal "St. Petersburg Notes".
Nutrition experts at Harvard University have concluded that palm oil is clearly better than high-trans fatty acids and is likely to be less harmful than butter. But at the same time, they recommend giving preference to vegetable oils, for example, olive or rapeseed.