Palm Wine is a popular drink made from tapping the rafia palm tree or oil palm tree. This drink is the popular drink among many African communities.
Bellow are some health benefits of palm wine.
1. Palm wine is nutritious.
Palm wine is rich in potassium, vitamin B1, B2. and vitamin C. Potassium is essential for maintaining electrolyte level in the body. This helps to stabilize blood pressure.
2. It is very good for the eye.
Palm wine is rich in vitamin C and B1, These nutrients are good for the eye. White Vitamin C helps to build the connective tissues in the eyes, vitamin B helps the retina by preventing inflammations which can lead to eye degeneration.
- It boosts skin and hair look.
Palm wine contains compounds which improves skin texture by eliminating dead cells and strengthening the formation of new Cells..
4. It contain important antioxidants.
Palm wine contain important antioxidants which can help the body to fight free radicals. These free radicals are substances produced by the body during metabolism and which are responsible for causing sicknesses. Antioxidants helps to eradicate these free radicals.
- It helps breastfeeding mothers to boost milk production. palm wine helps nursing mothers by enabling the production of more breast milk. It is popular among nursing mothers who may need to enhance the production of more breast milk.
Conclusion: palm wine actually have some medicinal properties but since it has alcohol , it is important that we consume it moderately and not in a big quantity.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/ October 28, 2021