Does Consuming Tuak Affect Your Health?
Sorry ma’am this way, I live in a village that is very remote. But I am not happy with the presence of a palm wine business that is approaching my environment. Including my father also had a routine drinking the wine because it was offered to drink it. However, the wine given to my father is the fresh one. Meanwhile, those who will be commercialized by the business people will make it feel more awesome and will be segmented with a mixture of pieces of wood. So the wine is reddish in color. So my question is here. Is the whole palm wine dangerous? And does this business really have to be quickly stopped? Thank you.
Thank you for the question.
It should be clarified beforehand, what are the exact compositions in palm wine produced in your village? Have you received legality from BPOM?
The most worried thing about palm wine consumption is the alcohol content in it. According to various sources, alcohol consumption in reasonable limits (less than 150 ml per day) is indeed harmless, and is thought to have good effects on health, such as reducing the risk of death from heart disease, reducing the risk of ischemic stroke (nerve damage due to blocked blood vessels in the brain ), while also preventing diabetes. However, not a bit of literature also states that although it can be beneficial, alcohol consumption has more potential health risks, especially if it is consumed in excess, especially by the elderly (over 65 years old), because it can increase the risk of cancer (including cancer of the throat, liver , oral cavity, and breast), pancreatitis, heart muscle disorders, heart failure, stroke, hypertension, impaired liver function, addiction, mental disorders, until sudden death.
But of course, without knowing exactly what the palm wine composition you are referring to, it is not right for us to assess the potential danger. The good, you consult this directly with your doctor or nutritionist in your domicile in order to find the best solution for both parties (palm wine producing companies and you as a community) yes ..
I hope this helps.