Tuesday, 23 November 2004 - UNADULTERATED PALM oil ("Ngo") is noted tocontain countless therapeutic benefits to the human immune system, whentaken every day.
According to a traditional medicine practitioner, Hunua Kpogo Akakpo, aspoonful of raw palm oil a day is enough to enhance the immune system andprotect people from the infection of common diseases worldwide.
At a press conference in Accra to highlight the benefits of the product tothe immune system, Hunua Akakpo, a qualified pharmacist, noted that palmoil contained all the necessary ingredients required to fight againstcommon diseases that break down the immune systems.
Among the agents that palm oil is rich in are Vitamin E (Tocols) andVitamin A (Carotenes), both powerful antioxidants, which are exceptionallyresistant to high levels of temperatures.
Additionally, Hunua Akakpo said palm oil contained no cholesterol, therebypreventing blood clots in thrombosis, a blood related disease as well asan agent used in treating cancer.
Research indicates that palm oil is currently the second largest edibleoil in the world and the largest single oil that is exported.
In 2001, the global palm oil production stood at 23million tones ascompared to 3 million of olive oil.
Another major development over the last decade, related to the healthaspect that has been ascribed to the consumption of certain saturatedfatty acids and trans fatty acids.
Furthermore, the expansion of the palm oil research was the attention thatscientists and nutritionists have paid to dietary minor components thathelp to delay the onset of numerous chronic diseases.
Studies showed that palm oil has 15 times more "vitamin A" activity thancarrots and 300 times more than tomatoes contain.