Palm wine contains the antioxidant, Vitamin C. And Vitamin C, on the other hand, helps in maintaining good eye health.
There is nothing that is as beneficial to our health than the various gifts of nature. Unarguably, palm-wine is one of them. Palm wine is a sweet, tasty drink that is gotten
from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the Palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms.
It is one of the most popular drink in the world. As a matter of fact, it can be said to be the most
popular; as almost anyone who has lived in West
Africa, Central Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and
South America can tell you something about it.
Especially the sweetness.
However, what is believed to be unknown by many is the amazing health benefits of this heavenly drink.
Palm wine is exceptionally good for our health. Its health benefits cannot be overemphasized.
Here are some of the amazing health benefits
of palm wine.
- Palm wine has the ability to fight against cancer
Although this might sound unbelievable, it is true. Palm wine contains riboflavin, which is also known as Vitamin B2.
Riboflavin is an antioxidant which helps in the fight against some cancer-causing agents called free radicals. A moderate consumption of fresh palm wine is enough to bless the body with the right amount of Vitamin B2.
- Palm wine increases eyesight
Palm wine contains the antioxidant, Vitamin C
And Vitamin C, on the other hand, helps in
maintaining good eye health.
Additionally, it contains Vitamin B1 (thiamine),
which also helps in improving our vision.
This is why it is still argued till date that our
grandparents in the village have better eyesight
than us because palm wine is their beverage.
- Palm wine helps in maintaining a healthier skin, hair, and nail
Palm wine is a proud carrier of Iron and vitamin B complex. And iron and vitamin B are needed for a healthy skin, hair, and nail.
Also Iron is very very useful for the development, growth, and functioning of some cells in our body.
This is why palm wine is helpful in promoting
wound healing. Because it repairs the tissues and promotes the growth of healthy cells.
- Palm wine reduces the risk of
Research shows that heart failure, which is an
example of cardiovascular disease, can be
regulated by drinking moderate amounts of palm wine.
The study was conducted by Lindberg and Ezra in 2008.
Additionally, the potassium which is contained in
palm wine has been proven to improve heart
health and bring down hypertension.
However, an excess consumption of palm wine
has adverse effects like destroying the liver.
- It promotes lactation
In countries like Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria,
palm wine to help a lactating mother when she has limited breast milk production. It is very effective, and it works like magic.
Preservatives and sweeteners distort the
originality of the wine; therefore making it not good for our health.
Also, like every other thing that is excessively
consumed, palm wine can have its negative effect as well.
Here are some negative effect of excessive
consumption of palm wine.
In conclusion, try as much as you can to avoid
fermented palm wine in excess, because it is
detrimental the health. A fermented palm wine is
like spoilt fruits. Only in rare cases can they be
said to be useful.
If we must consume palm wine for its sweetness
and various health benefits, then we should
concern ourselves with fresh palm wine.