THE Consumer Choice Centre (CCC), a non-profit consumer advocacy group, has shed some light on the health benefits of palm oil and its valuable role in enhancing the nutritional quality of food products.

Despite misconceptions surrounding its impact on health, the CCC stressed that palm oil offers numerous benefits and serves as a versatile and essential ingredient in Malaysia’s food industry.

The CCC further pointed out that palm oil is rich in tocotrienols – a form of vitamin E with powerful antioxidant properties which help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

A study by the Nutrition Society Malaysia shows that palm oil contains Vitamin E known as tocols that comprised tocopherols and tocotrienols as well as carotenoids which are important components for healthy nutrition which supports heart heath, reduces inflammation and enhances cognitive function, among other benefits.

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