Rice Bran Oil
Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice
. It suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying
and deep frying
. It is popular as a cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Japan and China.
An oil made from rice bran that consists mainly of oleic, linoleic, and palmitic fatty acids. It is used in salad oil, cooking oil, and hydrogenated shortenings.Health Benefits of Rice Bran Oil:
1.Bran Health Oil contains the right amount of oryzanol (antioxidant) to provide cholesterol lowering
2.It also helps reduce triglycerides (a kind of blood fat), reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the good cholesterol
to bad cholesterol ratio which is very important for heart health.
3.Rice Bran Oil has a balanced fatty acid profile close to the World Health Organization (WHO), American heart association’s (AHA), the National institute of Nutrition (NIN) and the Indian Council of medical research (ICMR) recommendation.
4.Rice Bran Oil has more antioxidants as compared to other cooking oils
. This essentially results in health benefits like :-
- Better Skin : Squalene softens the skin as it is a natural moisturizer . This effectively helps delay wrinkle formation and protects the skin from sun damage and maintains a healthy skin tone.
- Enhances the immune system : Due to its high antioxidant content, it fights the free radicals that harm the immune system thereby protecting the body from disease. Besides benefiting the lipid profile, oryzanol also has anti dandruff and anti ageing properties.
- Helps prevent cancer : Rice Bran Oil is rich in tocopherol and tocotrienols (vitamin E) which are powerful antioxidants. These are anti-mutagenic elements that curb the cancer causing free radicals thereby reducing cancer risk. Until recent times the health aspects of Rice bran oil have not been adequately highlighted. It is important for people to know that rice bran oil has not only cholesterol lowering properties but also has anti viral, anti itching and anti cancer effects.
- Nervous system and endocrine health : The antioxidants found in Rice Bran Oil also benefits the nervous system. Vitamin E helps improve neurological functioning and balances the endocrine hormones.
5.It has a high heat stability which is important when you are looking for a healthy cooking oil.
6.This allows less oil to be absorbed by the food.
Thus making it lesser in calories and therefore beneficial for your waist line and health in general.Read more about Rice Bran Oil
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