Because of its low cost, theoil
palm attracts the greed of industrialists. Present in a product on 10 in the shelves of supermarkets (chips, biscuit, puff pastry, chocolate, infant milk ...), this oil
extracted from the fruits of the palm trees oil
in Africa and Asia represents a real danger for the environment and especially the health
Rich in saturated fatty acids, theoil
palm has 3 times more thanoil
sunflower or theoil
of olive and tends to increase bad cholesterol. Saturated fatty acids can cause hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular problems, obesity and even some cancers.
Harmful for the health
it is also good for the environment. Indeed, to grow more palms to oil
and therefore increase profitability, the trees are felled and give way to palm plantations. This ecological disaster threatens in the short term the survival of animal species such as the great apes of Asia. Greenpeace also sounded the alarm and denounced the "boom" of theoil
in a report entitled "cooking the climate". The latter points to the massive destruction of forests in favor of the intensive cultivation of theoil
For the health
it is better to turn to food products containing butter or other oils
while keeping in mind that fat is to be consumed in moderation.
THE REASON WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID PALM OIL (February 2024)