More people get hospitalized or die an early death due to heart attacks than road accidents!
Heart disease happens when cholesterol (a white, fatty substance in the blood) seeps into the walls of the blood vessels. Over time, the blood vessels thicken and harden. Eventually, the inside surface may rupture or tear, causing blood clot that blocks blood flow to the heart.
Cholesterol starts seeping into the blood vessel walls as early as adolescence. It is a natural thing to happen in your body.
The rate of cholesterol entering your blood vessel walls depends on many factors. Among these are exercise, diet, weight and smoking. Numerous studies have shown that palm oil in the diet lowers total blood cholesterol and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and increases the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. It contains little to no trans-fats that raise LDL cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.
Palm oil also does not promote the formation of plaques in the arteries and has an anti-blood clotting effect, both which helps prevent heart disease.
Skincare and Cosmetic Products
Hot weather and the sun’s ultra-violet rays can damage the skin. That’s why people use moisturizing creams and lotions for protection. For added beauty, they also use cosmetics.
Believe it or not, most cosmetic products are made of palm oil. As a versatile vegetable oil, palm oil is suitable for making cosmetic products like lipsticks for example. Palm-based cosmetic products have also been proven to be the best in quality in terms of moisturisation properties.
Anti-Ageing Palm Oil
Palm oil is rich in Vitamin E (tocopherols & tocotrienols). In fact, no other vegetable oil has as much Vitamin E compared to Palm Oil. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant, capable of reducing the harmful types of oxygen molecules (free radicals) in the body. This means they may help to protect you from certain chronic diseases, while delaying the body’s ageing process. Latest research shows that the tocotrienol form of Vitamin E reacts more effective.
Do you know that Palm Oil contains chemical compounds that are scientifically beneficial towards preventing cancer?
Palm oil and fats made from palm oil serve as good food material that are both safe and free from trans fatty acids found in hydrogenated fats. Recent research has shown that trans fatty acids are very harmful to health. They have been linked to various diseases such as cancer (breasts cancer and colonic cancer) and heart disease.
One of the easiest ways to prevent cancer is to avoid consuming hydrogenated fats by selecting food products that use palm oil or fats made from palm oil. Palm oil-based products are free from trans fatty acids because they are produced without having to undergo the hydrogenation process. For more info on Hydrogenated Fats and Trans Fatty Acids.
All living organisms need energy to stay alive and to function. Believe it or not, you even need energy just to sleep! Just like a car that can’t run if the fuel tank is empty, you need to eat food to get energy. Make palm oil a part of a balanced diet because it is a great source of energy.
Energy is measured in terms of calories. It can be confusing because this can be stated in many ways.
For example : 1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie = 1 Kcal = 1 Cal (with a capital ‘C’, of course!)