What is rice bran oil? Amazing health benefits of rice bran oil

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Jul 24, 2018, 06.16

You must have seen the advertisements and promotions, highlighting the pros of cooking with rice bran oil. Though, we often blindly follow the advertisements and try the new launches. What we often overlook is how beneficial or harmful that product can be! Well, it is always a good idea to find out more about that product before you just buy it. As making a healthy choice is entirely your call. So, here’s all you must know before you switch to rice bran oil and add it to your daily diet.

What is rice bran oil?
Extracted from the outer coating of rice, this oil is packed with the goodness of natural nutrients, which is essential for the functioning of the human body. Made with the chaff (rice husk), the rice bran oil has a high ignition temperature, which is used for stir frying and deep frying. Enriched with the goodness of MUFA and PUFA, this oil is a balance of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. What’s more, rice bran oil is a rich source of Vitamin E and antioxidants, which makes it a much healthy alternative as compared to other cooking oils. The fad around rice bran oil is simply because of its incredible health benefits. Moreover, it is commonly used in many Asian countries like Japan and China. In fact, it is mostly used to prepare pan-asian culinary delights.

Health benefits of rice bran oil.
Rice husk is loaded with nutrients, which can effectively cure and prevent several diseases. At the same time it has great immunity boosting properties. In fact, the regular use of rice bran oil can reduce cholesterol, help in weight management and reduce allergic reactions. Here’s a low down on the incredible health benefits of rice bran oil.

Rice bran oil can reduce cholesterol.
Rice bran oil has a balance of fatty acids, which makes it a much healthy alternative to go for. As per research, this oil has an equal ratio of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. This rice oil blend is free from trans-fats.

Improves heart health.
Rice bran oil promotes a healthy balance of fatty acids, which further maintains a healthy balance of cholesterol and reduce the growth of LDL in the body. This leads to a healthy heart condition and prevent several coronary diseases. Apart from that the presence of oryzanol, makes this antioxidant rich oil a healthy option to go for. Also, it helps in improving heart health by striking a perfect balance of essential fatty acids. To naturally improve heart health, you can also add flaxseeds, red rice and noni juice to your diet.

Rice bran oil absorbs less.
The high ignition temperature of this oil makes it perfect for stir frying and deep frying. The best thing about this oil is that it maintains the nutritive balance despite the heat and absorbs very less oil, which is again a blessing in disguise.

Prevents from cancer.
Loaded with the goodness of vitamin E, this antioxidant rich oil can boost immunity. The antimutagenic properties of this oil can prevent cancer. You can also add black grapes and noni juice to keep life threatening diseases like cancer at bay.

Healthy for hair and skin.
Rice bran oil can effectively delay the signs of aging and this is due to the presence of a component tocopherol in vitamin E, which can help in keeping the skin youthful and provides ample nourishment to the hair. Pollution and free radicals often lead to early signs of aging, the vitamin E helps in cell regeneration and reduce the effects of aging. Although, vitamin E is good for hair and skin, you can also add omega 3 fatty acid rich food, which can bring back the youthfulness of skin.

Helps in curing inflammation.
The anti-inflammatory properties in rice bran oil can relive hot flashes and other inflammation in the body. All its needs is just a healthy switch over from regular vegetable oil to healthy rice bran oil.

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