Monday, 16 December 2019

All You Should Know About Palm Oil, Health Benefits & Food Security

Palm oil comes from the fleshy fruit of Oil Palm.
The main source of palm oil is the Elaeis guineensis tree which is a native of South West Africa.
In recent years palm oil production has increased in countries like Malaysia & Indonesia.

Unrefined Palm oil is also called as Red Palm oil because of its reddish-orange color.

Palm oil is one of the least expensive and most popular oil worldwide.

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Palm Oil 
Palm oil contains both saturated and unsaturated fats, Vitamin E and antioxidants which our body can convert into Vitamin A.

Benefits :
* Reduces the risk of heart diseases.
* Lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body.
* Good for the brain as is rich in antioxidants.
* Rich in Vitamin A & E.
* Improves skin and hair health
* Also helps to increase absorption of Vitamin A in people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis ( who has difficulty in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins)
* Helps to increase metabolism and thus helps in weight management.
* It's purely Vegan.
* Good to prepare Desserts as it does not have any specific flavor so it retain the flavor of the dish.
* It is stable at high temperatures so good for deep frying.

14 gms of palm oil contains 114 calories.

How palm oil helps in food Security :
Production of palm oil needs less land, fewer fertilizers, fewer pesticide.
So more oil is produced in less land.
Palm oil needs only 5% of land to produce 38 % of the cooking oil worldwide.
With the increasing demand for cooking oil worldwide palm oil is a good option.
And it's affordable too.

Palm oil also generates revenue worth billions of dollars and is estimated to employ 6 million people globally which is too good.

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Palm Oil and Its Many Uses :
There are various uses of palm oil :

* Consumer retail food and snack manufacturer.

Since palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature it gives baked goods creamy texture.
It is added to both frozen and fresh pizza dough to stop it from sticking together and to enhance texture. So Palm oil is used in the manufacture of Cookies and other bakery products.

* Personal care and cosmetics ( for this palm kernel oil is used)

Palm oil is used as a conditioning agent that helps to restore natural oils of hair that are stripped away by most of the shampoos.
Palm oil is also used in Lipsticks as it holds the color well. Doesn't melts at high temperature and has a smooth application.

* Animal feed ( for this palm kernel expeller is used)

Palm oil and its derivatives play a significant role in animal nutrition.
Palm oil and Palm kernel oil can be used to replace butterfat in milk replacers for feeding young animals. Palm oil Fats are also used in the diet of dogs, cats, and horses.

* Pharmaceutical

Palm oil is used in preventing or treating of lack of Vitamin A ( deficiency of Vitamin A)
It is also used to treat high blood pressure, high Cholesterol, dementia.

* BioFuel & Energy

Palm oil can be used to prepare Bio-Oil and Bio Diesel.

Is Palm success it's greatest enemy?
Since palm is more affordable than many other oils, its competitors raise a question on its goodness, health benefits or problems, etc.
The Malaysian Palm oil industry is a highly regulated industry and has adhered to more than 15 laws and regulations regarding Palm oil Industry. The industry and it's R&D arm is continuously working to improve the industries' environmental performance.
Various approaches and technologies aimed to reduce the impact of the industry on the environment have been converted to successful practices in palm oil plantations, mills, refineries, etc.

The palm tree is unique in the way that they have a higher leaf area index which allows them to have better photosynthesis which means more oxygen, which is good for the environment.

One can check this site to know more details about Palm oil 

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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

My Trust in Almighty Keeps Me Going

Life is not a bed of roses, it has thorns too and this proverb is so true and relatable.
We all have seen ups and down's in life. We had have tasted success and have seen failures too.
When we are successful, we are happy and life seems good but with struggles, failures, and heartbreaks we get depressed and lose hope in anything ( that's wrong ).

It changes as season changes, the day becomes night and vice versa.
So we need to stay strong during tough times.
I know at times it's difficult but we have to.

Like others, I have also tasted success and failure both ( In Professional life as well as in Personal life and relationships )
I have gone through acute depression and there were some situations which broke me from inside but by the grace of Almighty, I survived :)
I do not want to discuss my problems and pain but would like to share How I managed all :)


This is with me from a very young age, the age when I was not knowing much about religion or any other thing. From that time, I strongly believed that Allah is always with me and He will take care of everything, I just need to do my work and pray ( pray for whatever I want ).

And My Trust in Almighty Allah keeps me going in any situation ( good or bad )
When I am happy, I thank Allah for all His blessings :)
Success never made me mad.

When I have gone through tough times, I took it as a challenge of my life, which helped me to be stronger and taught me a few lessons of life.
I survived because of my faith in almighty that He will take care of everything and things will be better and the situation will change and with the passage of time, everything will fall in place.

I believe in working hard and believe in working to keep myself busy and engaged and not wasting my time thinking about bad memories and bad people.

We have a bad habit of recalling bad memories which becomes toxic and we feel suffocated, better LET IT GO.
( Let it go what's bothering you )

Let it go for our own benefit.

As we cleanse our bodies, we also need to cleanse our minds and heart.
FORGET & FORGIVE actually helps a lot.

We can take it in this way as We are responsible for our deeds not for others.
So if someone is doing bad with us, it's their KARMA, not ours.
And believe me KARMA RETURNS :)

If you do good with others, Universe will return it to you in a beautiful way ( That's Almighty's Blessing )

Similarly, the ones who are doing bad with others will get it back in some way or another.
So we should stop thinking about all those negative stuff and focus on all the good things in our lives.

I think this way and keep myself busy with my work.
Try to spread positivity and smile everywhere :)
( As I know this will return in a good way )

This is my way of handling any situation in my life and this is what I have taught to my kids :)

So my dear Readers & Friends
Be Happy
Be Strong
Do Good with others
Stop Overthinking
Enjoy small moments of your life

Hope you all liked this post and found it useful.
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