Benefits of Different types of organic cold pressed oils
Posted by Sahil Mehta on July 27th, 2022
Lately, people have become increasingly aware of the health benefits of using organic food products. Everything fromorganic seeds to organic fruits and vegetables have become the preferred consumer choice and rightfully so. The benefits of consuming organic foods are simply unmatched.
Advantages of switching to Organic Cold Pressed Oils
Organic Cold Pressed Oilsare obtained by using traditional methods to extract oil from organic seeds and fruits. These oils do not undergo any external processing and hence, retain most of their nutritional value. Since heat is not used to extract these oils, cold-pressed oils are also known for retaining their original flavor or aroma. All of the cold pressed oils are also a rich source of mono-saturated fatty acids which are crucial for the maintenance of your cardiovascular system. The following are some other benefits of the different types of cold-pressed oils:
1. Coconut Oil
Organic cold-pressed coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides also known as MCT. These are helpful if you are trying to lose some weight as it helps in increasing your metabolic rate. MCTs can be easily broken down by the body and can be used as a source of energy. They are also absorbed by the body easily and hence, are especially recommended for people that have malabsorption issues. Moreover, if someone has had their gallbladder removed surgically then they should switch to coconut oil. It greatly reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis.
2. Sesame Oil
This is another edible oil that is extracted from sesame seeds. Not only is it used as a cooking oil across all of South India, but it is also used for enhancing the flavor in several African, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisines. It possesses a distinct nutty aroma and taste. It is also used in traditional massages and other modern-day alternative treatments. It is an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids namely omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. These are helpful in preventing cardiac disorders, arthritis, and diabetes and in maintaining cholesterol levels.
3. Groundnut Oil
Cold pressed groundnut oils have actually been used extensively as a cooking oil in most south Indian regions for centuries. It was only a decade ago that people switched to refined oils. Refined oils undergo harsh processing that destroys most of their nutrients even before they are packaged. Cold-pressed oils that are extracted without the use of any heat are extremely nutritious.
4. Mustard Oil
This oil is extracted from the mustard seeds. This oil is used extensively in the North Indian region. It is a rich source of mono-saturated fatty acids which are extremely beneficial. It is believed that mustard oil possesses remedial properties and is used for treating colds and boosting immunity. It is also used for encouraging the growth of hair and providing nourishment to the skin.
Since these organic cold pressed oils are extracted from organic seeds, you can rest assured that you are not consuming any chemicals under the disguise of food. However, once you switch to cold-pressed oils, make sure that you don’t heat them too much. You can use them over salads, cooked meats, and pieces of bread.
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