Oils which are good for Hair, Skin and Health

Oils which are good for Hair, Skin and Health

When I diet, I leave oil or use very very less oil in my food so that my diet will go perfectly, this is what everyone does, but my MUM’s always say’s that,
” Eating everything is important, even if it is oil”.

Yeah!! She is right.
But, we know that extreme eating of anything will not be good for health.Our body needs all the proteins and nutrition’s, even if we get it from olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil etc.

Many oil plays two in one role.Yes, I guess you will know all those oil names like- Olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil etc.

Importance of OIL :-

  1. Oil is important if it is for health or if it is for hair, lets begin with the importance of oil.
  2. At 9 grams per calorie, oils are the most efficient energy nutrient you can consume.
  3. Oils help build healthy cell membranes and assist the nervous system in sending messages to the brain.
  4. Oils help your intestines absorb vitamins A, D, E and K, and store them in your body fat.
  5. Oils assist in regulating hormones, lubricating skin and cushioning organs.
  6. Always important, oils add taste and texture to the food you consume.

Types of oil

  1. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils remain liquid at room temperature.
  2. Saturated and Trans fat oils often clump up at room temperature.
  3. Unsaturated oils contain essential fatty acids, which are nutrients your body needs.
  4. Your body has all the saturated oils and Trans fat oils it needs.

 Unsaturated oils include olive, peanut, canola, soybean, sunflower, corn and fish oils.Saturated oils include butter, lard, shortening, margarine, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and animal fats.

Here we will not only discuss oils which are good for health as well as for hair and skin.
So, lets start…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Oils which are good for Hair, Skin and Health

Importance

  • It is rich in healthy Monounsaturated Fats
  • It contains large amounts of antioxidants
  • It has strong anti- inflammatory properties
  • Help to prevent stroke
  • It is protective against heart disease
  • It is not associated with weight gain and obesity
  • it also reduce type 2 diabetes disease
  • It is also good for hair and skin

Avocado 🥑 OilOils which are good for Hair, Skin and Health

Importance

  • Rich in oleic acid, a very healthy fat
  • Reduces cholesterol and improves heart health
  • High in Lutein, an antioxidant that has benefits for the eyes
  • Enhances the absorption of important nutrients
  • Reduce symptoms of Arthritis
  • Improves skin and enhances wound healing
  • Also good for hair and skin

Coconut Oil

Importance

  • Protect Your Skin From UV Rays
  • Increase Your Metabolism
  • Improve Your Dental Health
  • Relieve Skin Irritation and Eczema
  • Improve Brain Function
  • Help in fighting with infection
  • Reduce belly fat
  • Protect Your Hair From Damage
  • Improve wound healing
  • Decrease Hunger and Food Intake

Castor oilOils which are good for Hair, Skin and Health

Importance

  • Castor oil boosts immune system and improves blood circulation
  • A Powerful Laxative
  • A Natural Moisturizer
  • Promotes Wound Healing
  • Impressive Anti-Inflammatory Effects
  • Reduces Acne
  • Keeps Your Hair and Scalp Healthy
  • Fights fungus

Canola Oil

Importance

  • Canola oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which make it the healthiest cooking oil out there.
  • Canola oil has 7 per cent saturated fat, which helps cut cholesterol levels.
  • It is rich in vitamins E and K, and reduces skin problems and ageing signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots.
  • Research shows that those who consumed canola oil on a daily basis for four weeks lowered their belly fat by 1.6 per cent.
  • Canola oil also helps reduce inflammation and joint stiffness.

Sunflower Oil

Importance

  • Promotes heart health
  • Good for your skin
  • Energy booster
  • Gives beautiful hair
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Improves digestion

Sesame Oil

Importance

  • High in antioxidants (Antioxidants are substances that help reduce cell damage caused by free radicals)
  • Has strong anti-inflammatory properties
  • Good for your heart
  • Control blood sugar
  • Treat arthritis
  • Heal wounds and burns
  • Protect against UV rays
  • Improve hair health

Peanut Oil / Ground Nut Oil

Importance

  • Reduce Cancer Risk
  • Relieve Joint Pains
  • Delay Signs Of Aging
  • Treat Dry Skin
  • Boost Hair Growth
  • Help Treat Scalp Psoriasis
  • Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Flax Seed Oil

Importance

  • High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Reduce Cancer Cell Growth
  • Benefit Heart Health
  • Treat Constipation and Diarrhea
  • Improve Skin Health
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Reducing Cholesterol
  • Aids in weight loss

Mustard Oil

Importance 

  • Good Source of MUFA (Monounsaturated fatty acids)
  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Treats Cracked Heels and Brittle Nails
  • Protects Against Infection
  • Helps Blood Circulation
  • Good for Skin
  • Relief from Cough and Cold
  • Promotes Hair Growth

Rice Bran Oil

Importance 

  • Has a Neutral Taste
  • Contains Good Fats ( an equal proportion of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats)
  • Heart Friendly
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Has a High Smoke Point
  • Less Oily
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Good for the Skin

How does one decide on what is the optimal ratio of these fats? a thumb rule is 20% saturated 30% poly unsaturated and 50% mono unsaturated but this also includes the nuts and oil seeds as a source of natural oils.

As far mixing of oils go. What works is olive for breakfast, pastas and salads, sunflower for deep frying, sesame for Asian, and I alternate between Rice bran and Canola for Indian. Take your pick.

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