The Dangers And Effects Of The Palm Oil Industry

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INTRODUCTION Palm oil industry is an industry that produces various things with palm oil, such as chocolate, chewing gum, lipstick, soap, biodiesel, etc. Palm oil can be beneficial and problematic towards us. What most people know the benefits of palm oil is that, it is good for your health; reduce risk of having heart diseases and it can increase our “good” cholesterol which is the HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. High-density Lipoprotein means that it is preservative. Moreover, palm oil is also used as a mostly for cooking and is a part of noodles ingredients in Indonesia, such as indomie and mie sedap. Another name for palm oil is also vegetable oil/ fat or sodium lauryl sulfate. Besides that, palm oil is readily available in almost everywhere and every product and so people can get and consume them easily. In contrast, the problems palm oil can cause is that, it can be not that healthy at all. When saturated fat or fats too high, it can be dangerous as it increases your cholesterol, “bad” cholesterol, and you may start having heart problems. Sadly, palm oil contains a massive amount of saturated fats, which is a threat to the heart health. In addition, palm oil can be hard to digest. This is because the palm oil has not been completely purified. Purifying process is where most of the nutrients drained out and if it is not fully done, it may be difficult to digest. Palm oil can also be toxic when it is in oxidized state. It can threaten the organ toxicity of
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