Researchers recently inserted a probe against palm oil and found surprising potential health benefits aside from its infamous bad reputation. Palm oil, hard-shell red fruit, primary used for cheap cooking oil and congeals when cool-down makes it less appealing.
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Palm oil contains tocotrienol, a form of Vitamin E, could help fight cancer and prevent strokes. “Palm oil is the richest source of tocotrienol, says Pramod Khosla, an associate professor in the department of nutrition at Wayne State University in Detroit. He says numerous test-tube studies done over the past two decades in the U.S., Canada and Malaysia show tocotrienols are "very effective" in killing cancer cells. Now researchers worldwide are embarking on the critical next step: human clinical trials on cancer patients. "The reason the clinical trials are being done is because the preliminary findings are so promising," Khosla says.” – cited from http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2115331,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular
I’ve lost several people in my life due to cancer and strokes, including my father, my father-in-law and one of my childhood friends at a very young age.” I am hoping all of these findings can shed more lights to the cancer sufferers. And someday, perhaps some of us or perhaps our next generations would benefit from the studies.
Hope you enjoy this journey with me on palm oil and perhaps someday, we will find the palm oil like the fish oil supplements in our local stores/pharmacies.
Journey of Life