Red palm oil is one of the most common cooking oils in this part of the world. And just like the many health benefits, there are also side effects that you should know.
In this article, according to reports gathered from WebMD, we shall be looking at some of these side effects that result from the regular or excessive consumption of palm oil.
1. Increases Your Cholesterol Levels
Red palm oil has a high saturated fatty acid content which can increase your cholesterol levels. This usually happens when you take palm oil over a long period of time.
2. Slows Blood Clotting
Studies have shown that palm oil may slow blood clotting. It thins your blood, and you are at risk of dying from small injuries due to the inability of your blood to clot.
3. Can Cause Obesity And Insulin Resistance
Research has found that a high intake of palm oil may increase your chances of obesity and insulin resistance. Palm oil contains palmitic acid, which lowers fat oxidation and metabolism.
4. Increases Your Risk Of Heart Disease
The saturated fats in palm oil promote the buildup of plaques in the arteries that can lead to heart disease.