Benefits of Palm Oil for Health
Benefits of Palm Oil for Health, Merdeka.com – So far, many people know that palm oil can be very beneficial for the economy. But who would have thought that palm oil also has various benefits that are not widely known.
The fact that palm oil is one of the biggest economic drivers in Indonesia is beyond doubt. Many industrial sectors can move smoothly thanks to the contribution of bulk oil to fuel produced from palm oil.
But behind the abundance of benefits of palm oil in many sectors, there are still many people who have not been educated about the benefits for health. Because of that, Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) collaborate with Dream.co.id to provide information to the public about all kinds of processed palm oil.
Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) itself is a non-echelon institution under the ministry of finance. In the activities, BPDPKS has various tasks related to the management of oil palm plantation funds.
Of course, the management of this oil palm plantation fund is in accordance with the policies set by the steering committee based on government programs. With its central role in the palm oil sector, BPDPKS is an organization that reports directly to the Minister of Finance.
In an Instagram Live session held with Dream.co.id on 19 April 2021, BPDP Palm Oil with Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K reveals the various benefits of this plant, which has the scientific name elaeis. What is it like?
On this occasion, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K explained that palm oil is rich in benefits and nutritional content such as antioxidants to polyphenols that can prevent free radicals and prevent cancer..
"The content in palm oil has benefits for the body", like high antioxidants, fat , and polyphenols. Fat here serves as an absorption of vitamin A., D, E, and K. Unlike saturated fat, The unsaturated fat content in palm oil also prevents the risk of developing cancer.”.
Overcoming Vision Problems
One of the ingredients found in oil palm is beta carotene and vitamin A.. As one of the types of antioxidants and provitamin A., beta carotene is responsible for protecting the body's cells from exposure to free radicals. Meanwhile, Vitamin A itself has been proven to be effective in overcoming various eye health problems.
Treat Dry Skin
Behind its popularity as a product for consumption, Palm oil is also clinically proven to be able to treat the skin. Besides being able to ward off free radicals thanks to the antioxidant content in it, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K also explained that palm oil has properties such as moisturizers that are able to moisturize the skin.
Get Rid of Acne
Was popular in the community about palm oil which is claimed to be able to get rid of acne. This statement was approved by Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K. He emphasized that consuming palm oil as a complement to nutritional intake can be an antidote to acne from within the body thanks to the antioxidants in it. No need to use as toner, Natural nutrients from palm oil are enough to be consumed with the right frequency to get all the positive effects from the skin.
Suitable for consumption of all ages
From children to the elderly, Palm oil can be consumed by anyone. In his presentation, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K explains that children are strongly encouraged to consume palm oil.
“Children who are in their infancy need fat for brain growth. The content of unsaturated fat in palm oil is suitable for children's brain growth while preventing obesity.".
Meanwhile, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K also gives advice to the elderly to pay attention to the frequency of palm oil consumed.
"Elderly people have a lower metabolism than people of productive age". One of the functions of this metabolism is to process fat into energy. Therefore, keep an eye on the amount of palm oil consumed so that fat does not accumulate in the body.”
Total Daily Consumption of Palm Oil
Not only revealing various benefits, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K also describes the daily intake for consuming palm oil. According to him, the level of fat in the oil that enters the human body is not more than 7% based on daily calorie needs.
“If the human caloric requirement is 2000 per day, then the rate of oil entering the body should not be more than 14 grams or the equivalent of one tablespoon. This is important to help balance the nutrients in the body."
In addition to revealing the various benefits of palm oil for the body,, Dr. Putri Sakti DP, M.Gizi, Sp.GK, AIFO-K also provides tips on how to maintain the health of yourself and your family during a pandemic like now. According to him, there is 4 things that must be considered so that the body avoids the risk of health problems.
“The first is to keep the nutrition in balance. Can change from regular oil to quality palm oil, and also eat a variety of foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. The second is to keep physical activity during fasting so that metabolism runs smoothly. Third, maintain the quality of sleep so that the immune system is awake, and fourth can do good stress management," he explained.
In general, Consumption of this palm oil can be very beneficial for overall health. Therefore, you can start trying to consume this palm oil to improve your health
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