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What are the benefits of red palm oil?

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Red palm oil, also known as palme rouge, African palm oil and aceite de palma, is potentially useful for preventing vitamin A deficiency, cancer and brain disease and treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cyanide poisoning. Red palm oil is also high in antioxidants, particularly vitamin E.

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What are the benefits of red palm oil?
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In addition to beta-carotene, or vitamin A, red palm oil possesses many other carotenes, which may lower the risk of yeast infections in women, bolster the immune system and improve a form of cellular communication that yields fewer mutations. While the substantiating evidence is limited, red palm oil may support healthy metabolism and, in turn, weight loss.

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