Diabetics and people with heart ailments should be ultra-cautious about the cooking oil they use. What do you use? Which cooking oil finds a place in your kitchen shelf?
If you are health conscious, you should know the best cooking oil that can keep you hail and hearty. Enumerated here are some of the best cooking oils and their respective benefits. Let us have a quick look.
Qualities: Sunflower is one of healthiest choices. The oil contains, lecithin, carotenoids, Vitamin A, C, D, E and tocopherols.
Health Advantages: The oil has low saturated fat content and hence it keeps your body safe from cardio-vascular diseases. It prevents asthma, arthritis, colon cancer and it is recommended for the patients of other types of cancer. Not only this, the oil can cure skin diseases and hence it is used in the cosmetic products.
Olive Oil: It is the best source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids.The oil comprises of phyto-nutrients, Vitamin E, K and polyphenals.
Health Advantages: Olive Oil protects you from the diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, blood pressure, oxidative stress and obesity. Several researches have proved that the consumption of olive oil for six months in continuation reduces the risk of heart and it also lowers down the cholesterol level of the blood.
Qualities: Sesame oil has both mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. It also has Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Since the oil is rich in Oleic acid it controls cardiovascular issues and linoleic acids protects your nervous system. Hence the oil can be used by the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The oil is a rich source of vital minerals like calcium and zinc.
Health Advantages: Consumption of sesame oil normalizes your blood pressure since it gas a high magnesium content. The oil is well-known for its usage in Ayurvedic medicines.
Qualities: Mustard oil is one of the most commonly used cooking oils in India. The oil has both mono-unsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Health Advantages: A high content of alpha-linolenic acid prevents your heart from cardio-vascular diseases. This oil is used for the prevention of common cold, cough, rashes etc.
Qualities: The oil contains 884 calories, Vitamin E and phytosterol. The major component of the oil are palmitic acid and linoleic acid.
Health Advantages: Peanut oil reduces the bad cholesterol level of the blood and hence it is very useful for the heart patient. It is excellent for the overall health of your skin and consumption of this oil prevent you from cancer, fungal infection and Alzheimer’s. A large fatty acid content of this oil prevents you from heart attacks.
Qualities: Mainly used in South India for cooking purposes and massaging, the oil has a good amount of lauric acid that maintains cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and control all the thyroid issues.
Health Advantages: Extremely beneficial for the patients suffering from Type I and Type 2 diabetes. It controls body weight by enhancing metabolism, improves digestion and enhances immunity.