Health Benefits of Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oils have the ability to increase the HDL (good) cholesterol that your body needs and this will help to cleanse the blood vessels from the deposits. Also, vegetable oils will lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol. It will prevent atherosclerosis.

Rapeseed oil, wheat seed oil, flaxseed and walnut oil are very rich in alpha-linoleic acid (ALA or Omega 3), a polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is very important for the biochemical processes in your nervous system. Lack of alpha-linoleic acid will lead to a decreased ability to learn, nerve signal’s deflection, an increased risk of thrombosis and it will decrease your body’s ability to resist alcohol. You can get your daily dose of alpha-linoleic acid, if you take 1 table spoon of rapeseed oil or eat 4-6 walnuts a day.

Sunflower oil, corn oil and soybean oil are rich in linoleic acid (LA or Omega 6), another polyunsaturated acid. Lack of it will slow your growth and will lead to transformations in your skin cells, endocrine gland, mucous membrane and sex organs. You can cover your need for linoleic acid, if you take 1 table spoon of the oils.

Olive oil, grapeseed oil, ground nut oil, peanut oil, flaxseed oil, sesame oil, canola oil and corn oil are rich in oleic acid, monounsaturated fatty acid, which is very important for the formation of brain cells and the right function of your nervous system. Olive oil is great in lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol and prevents and treats atherosclerosis.

All vegetable oils, except peanut oil, are recommended if you have high blood pressure, diabetes and small stones in your bile duct.

Your daily dose of vegetable oil should be 3-4 table spoons. Use it in salads or vegetable sides. Do not eat just one kind of oil or substitute all fat in your diet for only vegetable oils because your body needs different fats. But if you want to feel healthy and happy, vegetable oils should still predominate.

Before using it, make sure your vegetable oil did not turn rancid because it will lose all its healthy benefits and promote bad cholesterol. Keep the oil in your refrigerator or in a dark place because healthy substances and vitamins can be destroyed by light.

Try these great home remedies:
If you have a cold or cough, mix 1 table spoon of vegetable oil, 1 table spoon of honey and 1 table spoon of cognac or vodka. Heat the mix in a steam bath, then drink it and go to bed right away.

If you are constipated, mix 1 glass of yogurt with 2-4 tea spoons of vegetable oil and drink slowly before you go to bed.

If you are concerned about cellulite, mix any vegetable oil with ginger powder and rub the mix into your problem zone. This will improve blood circulation and your metabolism. Do not forget to wash your hands after the massage.

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