PALM OIL is a vegetable oil obtained from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). It is widely used as an ingredient in food, cosmetics and in the chemical industry. Palm is rich in saturated fatty acids, mainly palmitic acid. It contains small amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid and linoleic acid. The oil provides calories in the form of fatty acids, which can be used as a source of energy for the body. Due to its high content of saturated fatty acids, palm oil can affect blood cholesterol levels by increasing LDL cholesterol (so-called LDL cholesterol). “bad” cholesterol) and reducing the concentration of HDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” cholesterol). “good” cholesterol). As a result, excessive consumption of palm oil can be bad for heart health.
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