Palm wine is a common type of drink that could be commonly found in Nigeria and many other countries around Africa. In the Igbo culture it is regarded as a local drink that is taken by most locals especially older men.
But over the years, the popularity of palm wine has continued to grow and it is known well produced even in developing towns. A lot of locals that have taken palm win over the years have brought up different theories on the benefits of palm wine but many people still don’t o ow the major benefits of palm wine and what happens to the body when a person drinks it.
In this article, I am going to be talking about things that happen to your body whenever you drink palm wine.
1. It May Help Prevent Cancer
Although there are a lot of more research that needs to be made to verify this information, some studies believe that it could help prevent cancer. This is because it is a good source of riboflavin and Vitamin B2.
Studies show that Antioxidants like Riboflavin help in fighting against the growth of cancerous cells in the body. This is because they fight free radicals in the body.
2. May help promote eye health
The acidic taste of palm wine shows it’s high level of vitamin C. According to some studies, it was proven that taking palm wine could help in promoting better eye health.
Palm Wine also contain Vitamin B1 which helps in promoting eye vision.
3. Palm could help maintain a healthy hair and skin
Palm Wine has been proven to contain some quantity of iron and Vitamin B complex which helps in promoting better skin and hair health.
Drinking palm wine could help in preventing some skin condition and may also promote better hair health.
4. May help prevent some cardiovascular diseases
Palm wine is packed with different nutrients, this goes from vitamin C, vitamin B12, Iron and Potassium which are important nutrients that help prevent a lot of diseases.
5. It may promote lactation
Some studies believe that drinking palm wine could help in promoting the production of breast milk in women. Although more studies needs to be made to verify this.
It is also important to note that preservatives and Artificial sweeteners will affect the benefits of palm wine making it lose some important nutrients.