Palm wine is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm trees, such as the Palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms. This drink is common in various parts of Asia, Africa, the Carribean, South America, and Micronesia. It has various names in different parts of the world. It also has different names in Nigeria, which are Palmy, Ukot nsun, Mmin efik, Emu, Oguro, Tombo liquor, Mmanya ngwo, Nkwu enu, and Nkwu ocha. The drink is gotten from the sap of the palm wine tree which is collected from the cut flower of the palm tree. A container is fastened to the flower stump to collect the sap. The white liquid that is initially collected tends to be very sweet and non-alcoholic before it is fermented. Apart from the fact that is not as expensive as red wines, it has a lot of health benefits. Although, Palm wine, when taken in a large quantity, can get one dunk, as it intoxicates. The presence of ethanol (alcohol) makes this possible.
REASONS YOU HAVE TO TAKE PALM WINE
Palm wine has the ability to fight cancer. This may sound odd but palm wine contains riboflavin (Vitamin B2), an antioxidant which helps in the fight against some cancer-causing agents called free radicals. When taken moderately, it provides the body with the right amount of vitamin B2 which will keep you healthy.
Another of its interesting benefits is that it improves the eyesight. Have you ever wondered why the elderly ones who reside in the villages have a clear view of things despite their age? It is the antioxidant Vitamin C that is present in the drink that makes this possible. Vitamin C along with Vitamin B1 (thiamine) helps to maintain good eye health and helps in improving vision respectively.
Palm wine has also been found to help prevent infertility. According to scientific research, it is said to increase fertility. Apart from fertility, it also promotes lactation. In lactating mothers with limited breast milk production, this drink is very effective.
Palm wine also reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases. Research shows that heart failure, an example of cardiovascular disease, can be regulated by drinking moderate amounts of palm wine.
Palm wine has iron and vitamin B complex which helps in maintaining a healthier skin, hair, and nail. Iron is very useful for the development, growth, and functioning of some cells in our body. This is why palm wine is useful in wound healing because it repairs the tissues and promotes the growth of healthy cells.
With the reasons stated above, it is quite necessary to take palm wine. Apart from drinking it for fun and relaxation, you should consider drinking it if you want to live a healthy life.