Palm Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced from the fermentation of sap of different palm species. Palm wine is a sweet, milky, effervescent, and alcoholic beverage. The Palm wine is composed by amino acids, proteins, vitamins, and sugars. This traditional beverage is elaborated in different regions, such as Ghana, Cameroon, and West Africa regions.
Palm wine has many essential nutrients like ascorbic acid, magnesium potassium, zinc, vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6. Palm wine’s health benefits are based on its numerous nutritional contents. Palm also contains 4% alcohol, yeasts and lactic acid bacteria.
However, in this article, you will discover the significant health benefits of palm wine as well as the potent properties that make it a very powerful beverage.
Fights against cancer
Basically, foods with a significant amount of riboflavin [vitamin B2] have been scientifically-proven several times to be very effective in reducing the risk of cancer by a significant margin. On the plus side, palm wine can help combat cancer as it is rich in great antioxidants which inhibit oxidation processes which could cause damages to vital organs and cells, ulcer, inflammation, and lots more.
Palm Wine and Measles
Measles is a common respiratory disease that is also communicable.
Measles affects both children and adults but is a vaccine-preventable disease. That means that there is a safe and effective vaccine available for preventing measles. However, measles is still a leading cause of child mortality. One common traditional method of treating measles in some part of Africa is the use of palm wine. They drink and sometimes pour a little in their bucket of water when having their bath.
Helps in Building Body Structure
Protein is one of the crucial nutrients that the body needs to function optimally, and palm wine has a very high content of amino acids, which acts as the building block of the macro-nutrient – Protein. Therefore, taking a moderate amount of palm wine can help build and improve your body cells while storing nutrients that are essential for optimal functioning of different organs of the body. Additionally, this beverage helps in repairing numerous tissues, and it also improves the bone and muscles structure.
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