Oils that are used in the diet are in the form of refined (processed) and unrefined (untreated, healthy) oil. The difference between these two types of oil is its chemical composition, aroma, color, nutritional value, quantity of omega fatty acid, content of antioxidants and other important ingredients. In terms of nutritional value and contain important ingredients unrefined oils are always advantages over refined, and in addition they have health benefits to human health.
Today, the oil for food obtained industrially, where oil production performs in large drives and is produced in large quantities. In some parts of the world, such as Morocco and other Asian countries there is still the traditional way of producing unrefined, cold-pressed oils, which are high-quality, organic and expensive than other oils obtained on an industrial manner.
Today we talk about the unrefined oils, which are obtained by cold pressing method, and are extremely important for preserving the health of humans in regard to the content of important omega fatty acids and nutrients as well as healing properties.
1. Flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from not shelled flax seeds by cold squeezing. By physical characteristics linseed oil is the golden yellow color, with characteristic nutty taste with a touch of bitterness.
Nutritional value of flaxseed oil is reflected in possession of omega 3 fatty acids, which are extremely important in maintaining the health of the heart and blood vessels; antioxidant effect and prevents mutation of cells in tumorous cells; prevent atherosclerosis, thrombosis, stroke; Flaxseed oil has positive effects in arthritis, rheumatism, urinary tract infections codes, raises immunity and has anticancer properties.
The applications of flaxseed oil in the diet - add the fresh vegetable salads or can drink 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily.
2. Hemp Oil
Features of the hemp oil are green yellow color and nuts taste. It is also obtained by cold squeezing of not shelled hemp seeds.
In the composition of unrefined hemp oil entering omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and it is believed that hemp oil compared to other oil is the richest source of omega fatty acids.
Hemp oil is used as a dressing over a salad or can drink 1 teaspoon per day.
3. The oil from the seeds of grapes
The oil from the seeds of grapes is extremely appreciated oil, which is obtained by cold pressing of the seeds of grapes. The color of this oil is green with a taste of the nuts.
The healing properties of grape seed oil - lowers blood pressure, prevents thrombosis and atherosclerosis, regulates digestion, lowers cholesterol and has antioxidant activity, in particular prevents the oxidatition of vitamin E.
This oil can be applied as a raw dressing for salads, but also well tolerated by warm-up so it can fry or cook in the oil from the seeds of grapes.
4. Pumpkin oil
By cold squeezing of not shelled pumpkin seeds yield high quality unrefined pumpkin oil. The color of oil is greenish with a taste of the walnuts. Oil from pumpkin is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, carotenoids, and antioxidants.
Pumpkin oil is recommended to men who suffer from prostate - prostatic hyperplasia, hypertrophy (enlargement) and prostate cancer prevention.
The medicinal effect of pumpkin oil insight- is the reduction of cholesterol, prevents deposition of triglycerides in the blood vessels, strengthens the immune system and has a beneficial effect on digestion.
Pumpkin oil is used raw as a dressing for salads and could take 1-2 tablespoons of oil a day regardless of the meal.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is among other oils the best and healthiest oil for human consumption. Production of coconut oil dates back to ancient times when was traditionally produced with manual squeezing. The characteristic of coconut oil is that it is quite protected from oxidation and rancidity phenomena.
Unrefined coconut oil has a lot of healing properties on cardiovascular system, it is important for diabetics, but also can be used in skin care and hair care.
6. Olive oil and palm oil
Already well known olive oil is widely used and is in the form of extra virgin and virgin olive oil, where the difference in use - extra is used for salads, while virgin olive oil can be used for frying.
Palm oil is in the solid state, and is white in color, but upon standing at room temperature from solid state it passes into the oil structure. It is very healthy oil, which is well tolerated heating, so it can used in frying. Palm oil is rich in vitamins A and E and antioxidants.