Palm Wine: The Health Benefits and Why It is Most Sought After

Nollywood movies will often portray palm wine as a special drink that is used for events like traditional marriages or welcoming guests. For those who have not tasted this wine, it contains Vitamin C and antioxidant.  The local beverage can be enjoyed with hot pepper goat meat or soup.  The drink is stored in kegs that are not tightly shut with covers.

Palm wine is a tasty and sweet drink derived from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the coconut palms, Palmyra, and date palm. It is one the popular beverages in the world, as you can get it from South America, Asia, the Caribbean, West and Central Africa.

The Benefits of Palm Wine

Fights Cancer

It will surprise many that palm wine fights off cancer because it contains riboflavin known as Vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant that fights the free radicals that cause cancer.  A cup of fresh palm wine with the right amount of the vitamin can do wonders to your body.

Improves Eyesight

Palm wine contains the antioxidant, Vitamin C, and  Vitamin B1 (thiamine), that improves vision. This is one of the  reasons why the people who take it have better eye sights.

Healthier Nail, Hair and Skin

The drink contains Vitamin B  complex and iron, required for healthy nail, hair and skin.  Iron is responsible for the development and growth of the body cells.  Wounds are healed faster and tissues are repaired too when you take the drink.

Reduces The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

In 208, Lindberg and Ezra conducted a research that proved that palm wine can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.  Palm wine contains potassium that improves the heart condition.

Promotes Lactation

In countries like Nigeria Cameroon, and Ghana, palm wine helps lactating mothers who have limited breast milk production.