Did you know that Red Palm oil was prized by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt as a sacred food?
The Oil Was So Highly Valued That It Was Entombed With The Pharaohs So That They Would Have Access To It In The Afterlife.
In fact, it has been used as an all-round medical food for centuries.
Today, scientists are recognizing the value of red palm oil in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Both animal and human studies show that adding palm oil into the diet can remove plaque build up in arteries and therefore, reverse the process of atherosclerosis, protect against strokes and heart attacks.
Like coconut oil, palm oil is also rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which mobilize body fat stores, increase the metabolic rate and are a great source of energy.
However, the health benefits of red palm oil go far beyond the fatty acid contents.
Red palm oil is produced from the fruit of the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis. This palm tree can be found in the rainy areas of Africa, as well as the tropical rain forests of Asia.
In Fact It Is Basically Nature's Perfect Wholefood Supplement - Highly Bioavailable, Pure, Easy To Digest And Inexpensive.
Red palm oil is super high in vitamin E. While the benefits of this antioxidant is widely known, what is lesser known is that alpha tocopherol is the form most commonly marketed as Vitamin E.
This Renders Most Vitamin E Supplements Useless, Because The Full Spectrum Of Both Tocoperols And Tocotrienols Are Required For Optimal Assimilation.
The super-antioxidant tocotrienols are particularly important for optimal health. These natural antioxidants act as free radical scavengers and are believed to play a protective role in cellular aging, atherosclerosis, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
The Antioxidant Power Of Red Palm Oil Has Also Shown To Be Of Benefit In Protecting Against Neurological Degeneration.
Tocotrienols aid the brain by reducing oxidative stress and improving blood flow. Two of the most significant factors that affect brain function are oxidative stress and poor circulation.
Red Palm Oil Contains More Nutrients Than Your Multi!
In addition to vitamin E, red palm oil contains a wide range of nutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, Vitamin K, CoQ10, squalene, phytosterols, flavonoids, phenolic acids,, glycolipids and 20+ more - which exceeds any multi you may be taking.
How To Take It?
Use as heat stable cooking oil, mix 1-2 tbsp. into smoothies. I am personally not superfond of the taste as a spread - I love coconut oil or just plain organic butter or even avocado and pumpkin seed oil for that. That said, I know some people do spread it straight on bread and enjoy it that way. Maybe adding some avocado and sprinkle of sea salt and some sunflower seeds on top, it would work, I reckon.
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