PALM OIL AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS
With the start of New Year, People make a list of resolutions from reaching time to the office to giving quality time at home, doing regular exercise or yoga and of course taking care of their health.
Today we are living in a busy world where man has become more like a machine. From 9-5 jobs, taking care of family and being socially active has become a routine affair.
There are many factors that affect our health. One of the important factors is the usage of oil that we use in our daily lives. Being a mom, wife, chef, and teacher to my kids, I keep on searching for good healthy options with which my family can adopt a healthy lifestyle.
I have recently attended a very informative event about the importance of palm oil in our daily lives. The Palm oil, Gourmet Delight event was organised at @ador.2.1, Connaught Place, New Delhi by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC),.
At the event, I felt glad to receive special insights from Dr. Bhavna Shah, Country Representative – India/Sri Lanka of #MPOC
She briefed us about a number of health benefits of using Palm oil. I was not aware that palm oil is there in lots of food products like cookies, desserts, cleaning detergents, chocolates and even cosmetics that we use.
HOW PALM OIL IS BENEFICIAL FOR US
Malaysian palm oil is naturally free of trans-fatty acids. It is a healthy replacement for traditional hydrogenated oils, such as soy and canola.
PALM OIL has so many benefits and is available in so many products these days which we use in our daily lives. It is widely used in many industries, food factories, and cosmetics, pharma industries. From cookies, chocolates, cosmetics that we use in our daily lives.
SOURCE OF PALM OIL
Palm oil is edible vegetable oil which is derived from the mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palms. The palm industry contributes to Malaysia’s economic success and is helping to eradicate poverty and unemployment while contributing to a healthy environment.
Palm oil is the most efficient oil-bearing crop. Unlike most other oil crops, each oil palm tree produces fruit year-round for more than 25 years.
However, the product retains much of its red color, since 80% of the carotenoids originally present in the crude palm oil are retained.
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Palm oil is high in beta-carotene.
It is rich in other antioxidants as well, especially those that assist in healthy metabolism of serum lipids.
Carotenoids, phytosterols, vitamin E, and vitamin A are particularly abundant in red palm oil.
- It is rich in carotenes and antioxidants
- Strengthens body’s immune system
- Helps boost heart health
ADVANTAGES OF PALM OIL
- SKIN: Rich in Vitamins A & E, the virgin palm is excellent for skin nutrition and protection and to maintain a healthy complexion.
- HAIR CARE: In hair care, virgin palm oil conditioner is great for dry hair and may help with hair loss
- NATURAL MOISTURISER AND ODOR FREE :
- Virgin, unrefined palm oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, retains its natural scent, color, and nutritional benefits.
- GOOD FOR HEART: Reduces Cholesterol Levels
- Trans Fat-Free
- Nutritious: Reduces Oxidative Stress
- Oxidative Stability
- Enhances Vitamin A Status.
FUN FOOD HUNT ACTIVITIES AT Palm Oil Gourmet Delights Event #MPOC USING CLUE CARDS
The activity was all about dividing all participants into 6 teams for food hunting gaming session. All food zones use palm oil in their food preparation. All were given their first clue card, to begin with on C.P inner circle Streets.
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Ist clue card destination : Pandeypaan: It is a very famous shop since 1948. They also use palm oil in food preparation. I had a very delicious butterscotch flavored pan.
2nd point : Mybarheadquarters: There we had an interesting session of salad making and dressing competition using palm oil as the main ingredient with 5 more additional ingredients. Dr. Bhawna was present there with one of the chefs to taste and rate our creative preparation.
3rd Point: Punjabi By Nature: When we reached there, we were given a questionnaire to fill up regarding palm oil.
4th and last Clue card: We went back to Ardor 2.1 where we were blindfolded for the yummy food tasting session.
Overall, The Palm Oil, Gourmet Delight event was very informative and interesting. It ended on the happy note, healthy lunch and trophy are for the winners.
Stay Healthy!! Choose Wise!!