Benefits of Rapeseed Oil
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Extra virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil has been recommended by top nutritionalists as it has favourable nutritional values. With naturally occurring Vitamin E and high Omega 3,6 and 9 levels, it is a great source of the essentials in today’s diet. It has been well documented that a balance of omega 3, 6, & 9 has many health benefits, including cholesterol reducing properties, in effect reducing coronary heart disease (CHD).Other benefits include improvements in brain development, body organ and skin nourishment, as well as to hair, joints and bones. The naturally occurring vitamin E also plays a vital role within our diets. Vitamin E is classified as a powerful anti-oxidant which aids in protecting against free radicals which can lead to the development of cancers and CH
Only 6% Saturated Fat Content!
With only 6% saturated fat (lowest content of any other oil on the market) it is a great local alternative to other oils, margarines and butters. This also has the potential to reduce saturated fat contents in products where the oil is used as healthier alternative.
High intakes of saturated fat in the diet have been linked to coronary heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Ever wondered why your sink eventually blocks up with this horrible substance? It is just the same in your arteries with too much saturated fat intake they can block just like your sink!
With only 6% saturated fat content, our Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Rapeseed oil has half the saturates compared to 14% in Olive oil and 10% in Sunflower oil. Our bodies do need fat in our diets to function properly. Our oil contains mono-unsaturated fats and poly unsaturated fats. With the help from the essential fatty acids in the oil they work together to reduce cholesterol.
The amazing omega family
Omega fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats needed for normal brain function, growth and development, healthy bones,stimulation of skin and hair growth, regulation of metabolism, and maintenance of reproductive processes.Omega 3 and omega 6 are essential fatty acids (EFAs)-our bodies cannot manufacture them and we must consume them in our diets. Omega 9 fatty acids are not essential – our bodies need them but we can manufacture them from other sources.
The most important fatty acids in the omega 3 family are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in oily fish and fish-oil supplements. Fish obtain it from the algae they consume. DHA is thought to be important for healthy development of the brain and vision in children. EPA is necessary for normal brain function in children and adults.
They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant (blood-thinning) properties and have been found in studies to provide protection against cardiovascular disease, arthritis, skin conditions, depression and other mood-related disorders.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is the EFA in the omega 6 family, found primarily in vegetable and plantbased oils, eggs, cereals and nuts. It helps maintains healthy skin, hair and nails.
Oleic acid, part of the omega 9 family, is found in olive oil and helps to reduce the build-up of fat in the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke.