Health benefits of Palm oil

Palm Oil has much more amazing health benefits than we probably know and amongst its numerous benefits, it serves as;

Healthier Option

Instead of using highly processed unhealthy oils for frying, palm oil is a better option. It is a very common ingredient used in different types of African and Asian cuisines. It is trans-fat free and is a much better option than other edible oils.

Energy Boosting Properties

Food is generally known as one of the major supplies of energy to the body, but, some foods do not provide constant energy, and rather just give you a momentary jolt of energy, Palm oil is an excellent source of energy; its composition provides your body with all the nourishing and strength building nutrients it needs.

Balanced Cholesterol

Palm oil has both saturated and unsaturated fats, so when Palm oil is used in moderation it helps balance out the cholesterol levels in your body.

Vitamin K

The healthy bacteria in your gut is what produces vitamin K in your body, however, this may not be enough but palm oil can also serve as an external helping hand. It is always good to increase the levels of vitamin K in the body as deficiency of this powerful vitamin can lead to excessive loss of blood and easy bruising.


When pregnant, making the right eating choices is not just important for you, but it is also significantly necessary for the health of your baby as well. The growth of your child is mostly dependent on the nutrients it derives from your body. Palm oil contains vitamin D, K, E and A, which are all very beneficial in adding to the growth of your child and keeping you healthy.

Let’s Discuss

@Everybody please state other benefits of palm oil you know…

Source: AgroNigeria

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Hello Bukola,

Thanks for this info but I have always read and heard that palmoil is very high in bad cholesterol.

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Hmmm, true … @erinolu well i think it’s when consumed regularly.

Thanks for your quick response.

Thank you.

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You’re most welcome @erinolu :+1:

Very insightful! Thanks for sharing.

Warmest Regards

Mr. Pee

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i know someone that uses it as a cream and when i asked her about it she tells me it is wonderful to use it as a cream, she shines like i never believed that she uses palm oil as a cream but she thought me on how to make it but i do not think i can use it but i want to try it one of this days.

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Hello @olanrewajuolaitan02,

HAve you finally tried Palm Kernel cream? How was your experience?

Palm oil is indeed the best for frying, less cholesterol.


Better and healthier than the palm oil?