HEALTH BENEFITS OF CANOLA COOKING OIL
The oil from the Canola plant is extremely beneficial for health as it contains the least amount of saturated fat and no trans-fat or cholesterol, making it the healthiest cooking oil among its peers. Canola oil is rich in monounsaturated fat, reducing the risk of coronary disease and a rich source of omega-6 fatty acid, essential for growth and development of the brain in individuals. It is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid that protects the body against strokes and heart attacks. Clinical trials and studies reveal that consuming Canola oil instead of other cooking oils impacts the body favourably and offer the individual significant health improvements and increased metabolism.
Canola oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, making it the healthiest cooking oil. It is also low in saturated fats, just like the olive oil.
Canola oil has the highest level of the plant sterols, mainly – beta sterol and campesterol. Studies have shown that food containing high concentration of sterols reduce the risk of various heart diseases.
Plant sterol inhibits the absorption of cholesterol in the body, thus reducing the level by 10-15%. It is rich in mono-unsaturated fats (MUFA), which reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and increases good cholesterol (HDL). Therefore canola oil stimulates healthy lipid profile.
Joint tenderness and stiffness can be reduced by canola oil. It is also helpful for people suffering from inflammation due to chronic arthritis. Canola oil also reduces the inflammation due to asthma and bowel disorders.
Canola oil is rich in vitamin E and K, which helps to eradicate skin problems like wrinkles, fine lines, acne, blemishes etc. It is used as a base in many skin creams and lotions as it makes the skin supple and glowing.