Numerous celebrities of alternative health and fitness solutions, including Dr. Oz, have called it the “miracle solution” of 2013. Proponents say that it slows down the aging process of your body inside and out, adding years to your life. Forget about the once health hyped olive, coconut, and nut oils because there’s a new king of oils in town: virgin red palm fruit oil.
For over 5,000 years, red palm fruit oil has been considered by many civilizations the most powerful and nutritious of all healthy oils. The ancient pharaohs of Egypt revered it as a sacred food with magical healing powers. In Africa, it is commonly used to treat and prevent malnutrition and numerous vitamin deficiencies due to it’s high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
So What Separates Red Palm Fruit Oil From the Rest?
First of all, red palm fruit oil gets its name and distinctiveness from its dark, deep red color. It gets its color from the high amount of carotenes it contains, which are found in other red and orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Carotenes are converted in the body into vitamin-A, which is an essential nutrient for healthy vision, strong bones, immunity, and cognitive function.
Red palm fruit oil has fifteen times more precursor carotenes than carrots, and three-hundred times more than tomatoes, making it a very valued resource for the treatment of vitamin-A deficiency. In addition to being loaded with carotenes, red palm fruit oil is also mega dosed with vitamin-E, vitamin-K, CoQ10, and around twenty other anti-oxidants, making it the super powerhouse of anti-oxidant foods.
Incorporating red palm fruit oil into your diet is easy, since it’s perfect for cooking and baking. It consists of 50% saturated fatty acids, 40% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 10% polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it extremely heat resistant and a stable oil to cook with. Studies show adding just one teaspoon of red palm fruit oil into your daily diet can offer significant cardiovascular health benefits by helping to remove arterial plaque buildup, and reversing the process of atherosclerosis.
Another study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that a natural form of vitamin-E called alpha tocotrienol, which is found in red palm fruit oil in high amounts, can help reduce the effects of stroke up to 50% by protecting your brain’s nerve cells.
You can easily get a single teaspoon of red palm oil into your daily diet by making salad dressings with it, cooking vegetables in it, or taking it as a supplement.
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