Palm wine is a local Nigerian drink that has proven to help improve the health of the cardiac system. Issues like reduced blood pressure, cancer, etc. have also been brought under control after the consumption of the drink. All of these occur as a result of the high level of riboflavin that is contained in it. Riboflavin, like other antioxidants help to scour the body for the free radicals that damage the body tissues.
Benefits of palm wine to a man
What then are the benefits of palm wine to a man?
- Palm wine has been shown to help fight cancer
Like it was stated earlier, it contains Vitamin B2 (also known as riboflavin) that helps to scavenge for free radicals in the body.
Usually, these free radicals are responsible for the destruction of the tissues and organs in the body. When they are mopped up, the risk of a person getting cancer is slimmed via a useful factor.
- Palm wine is great for boosting eye health
Most of the people who drink palm wine often have had to comment on the improvement in their vision.
From scientific studies, it was shown that palm wine contains vitamins like ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12, etc., which are great for development of the eyes.
Vitamin C for example works to repair the tissues in the eyes—the blood vessels, connective tissues, etc. Vitamin C also helps to prevent issues like cataract, macular degeneration, etc.
The other vitamins listed above help to prevent inflammation of the tissues around the retina.
- It also helps to boost the health of the heart
While getting that done, palm wine can also help reduce the risk of contraction of heart diseases.
The reason palm wine is able to do all of these is that it contains the potassium ion which is responsible for health of the heart and also for reducing high blood pressures.
Potassium however shouldn’t be found in high quantities in the blood. The reason is that it causes issues like irregular heartbeats, liver conditions, etc.
- Palm wine helps with the building of the body
This particular benefit is mostly enjoyed by males as palm wine contains a lot of proteins which are the building blocks of cells.
So, if a man consumes palm wine frequently, the structure of his bones and muscles improve over time. There could also be storage of essential nutrients in the body that ensure the proper functioning of the body.
- Palm wine can also help with issues like erectile dysfunction
A condition where the penile organ of a man isn’t firm enough for $exual interc0urse.
- Palm wine has been noted to help with the release of stress
- Palm wine helps to improve sperm production in men
Benefits of palm wine to a woman
Most times, people frown at women drinking palm wine, due to the belief that it is a source of alcohol. However, this is not entirely true. Palm wine only contains alcohol days after it has been tapped from the tree.
The reason is due to the presence of yeast in the drink. The yeast induces the fermentation of the drink days after it has been tapped from the tree.
So, if palm wine is taken freshly, a woman can benefit from the nutrients present without having to worry about being sedated. Palm wine is also a very nutrient-rich drink that offers a lot of good to women.
Some of the nutrients contained in palm wine include Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B complexes.
Below are some of the benefits that a woman can enjoy from palm wine.
- Palm wine helps with the maintenance of healthy hair, skin, and nails
This is a great benefit for females that desire moist and vibrant skin.
The reason is that Palm wine is very rich in minerals like Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B complexes that help with the maintenance of the skin and its modifications (i.e., nails, hair, etc.)
So, if you want longer and shiny hair, reduced breakage of your hair, a glowing skin, etc., you can consider adding palm wine to your list of regular
- Palm wine helps with the production of breast milk
This benefit is great for breastfeeding mothers struggling with the production of milk after delivery. The reason is that palm wine contains constituents effective for a boost in the rate at which breast milk is produced.
While palm wine is good for this purpose, it is recommended that its intake be stopped once a steady milk flow is ensured. The reason is that the baby would also be exposed to the palm wine, causing issues like sedation.
- Palm wine may help with the treatment of measles
Measles is a communicable respiratory disease that is transferred from one person to the other via coughs, sneezes, and other means by which mist is released into the air (as droplets) from the infected individual.
Most times, it is prevented with the aid of vaccines. However, some still opt for the traditional method, which entails the addition of palm wine to the bathing water of the infected individual.
This fact though, is not medically backed up.