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Cold Pressed Oils: A Boon for Your Heart

Cold Pressed Oils: A Boon for Your Heart

Cold-pressed oils also known as Kachi Ghani Oil have regained their lost glory.

Increasing rates of obesity causing heart-related disease are now an eye-opener for people to switch to a healthy route. People are cautious of the cooking oil they have been using and started looking for much healthier alternatives.

Your body needs oil in the ratio of 3:1 – three parts of unsaturated fats and one part of saturated fats. Hence, you need oils that are rich in MUFA & PUFA for a strong and healthy heart. 

As refined oils are extracted at high temperature (230-degree centigrade) in presence of dangerous chemicals, degumming agents, caustic soda, etc., the oil loses all its nutritional value, aroma, and flavour making it an unhealthy food consumption product.

Whereas,  cold-pressed oils are extracted at room temperature (>40 degrees centigrade) using wooden pestle and mortar ensuring all essential nutrients remain intact making it a rich source of MUFA & PUFA which improves your health and lowers the risk for heart disease.

Following are six Cold-Pressed Cooking Oils that are good for your Heart’s wellbeing:

Mustard Oil: 

Being a Good Source of MUFA (omega 9) and low in saturated fats; cold-pressed mustard oil reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. It is rich in Vitamin E and acts as a free radical scavenger.

Groundnut Oil

Is an excellent source of MUFA, PUFA, and antioxidants which are good for the heart’s functioning. Presence of Vitamin E and polyphenols in the oil decrease inflammation in the arteries preventing heart diseases.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil comprises 82% unsaturated fatty acids like MUFA and PUFA. It boosts Heart Health and improves blood circulation.

It’s rich in omega-6 fatty acids (a type of polyunsaturated fat) that plays an important role in preventing cholesterol build-up in arteries.

Safflower Oil

The alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids in safflower oil help prevent “hardening of the arteries,” lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart ailments. It also contains a high amount of vitamin E which help boosts the immune system thereby reducing respiratory disorders 

Sunflower Oil

This oil is cholesterol-free, low in saturated fats, and rich in unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats (omega 6 & omega 3) which promotes heart health and reverses atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains natural saturated fats that increase good cholesterol levels in the body-boosting heart and liver health. Normally, saturated fats are long-chain fatty acids that increase bad cholesterol but coconut oil comprises 90% and above short chain & medium-chain fatty acids which are easily digested and do not deposit in the arteries making it a heart-friendly oil.

You can try out all the six cold-pressed oils mentioned above or choose anyone as per your family’s taste and preference. 

The ideal way of getting most nutrients from cold-pressed oil is to cook meals or dishes using a combination of these oils.

Healthy roots offer a vast range of cold-pressed oils and also provides the facility of LIVE Extraction of these oils in their stores giving you 100% pure and chemical-free cold-pressed oils.

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