March 13, 2016

6 healthiest oils

Oils that we 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 in 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 presense of important ingredients, unrefined oils are always advantages over refined, and in addition they have positive health benefits to human health.


Today, the oil for food are obtained industrially, where oil production is performs in large drives and  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 instead 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.

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.


1. Flaxseed oil


Flaxseed oil is derived from not shelled flax seeds by cold squeezing. 

By physical characteristics, linseed oil has 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. 

Unsaturated fatty acids possess antioxidant effects, they prevent atherosclerosis, thrombosis, stroke.

Flaxseed oil has positive effects in state of arthritis, rheumatism, urinary tract infections; it raises immunity and has anticancer properties.


2. Hemp Oil


The hemp oil has green yellow color and nuts taste. It is also obtained by cold squeezing of not shelled hemp seeds.

The composition of unrefined hemp oil is consist of unsaturated fatty acids - omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Compared to other oils, the hemp oil is considered as the richest source of omega fatty acids.

Hemp oil is used as a dressing over a fresh vegetable salads.


3. The oil from the seeds of grapes


The oil from the seeds of grapes is extremely appreciated oil. It 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 are:

Lowers blood pressure, prevents thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

-  Regulates digestion, lowers cholesterol.

- Oil has antioxidant activity, in particular prevents the oxidatition of vitamin E.

This oil can be applied as a raw dressing for salads, but also, oil from seed of grapes well tolerated heating so it can be used in preparing food.


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  prostatic hyperplasia, hypertrophy of prostate (enlargement) and prostate cancer prevention.

The medicinal effects of pumpkin oil:

- Reduces bad cholesterol, prevents deposition of triglycerides in the blood vessels.

-   Strengthens the immune system.

-   It has a beneficial effect on digestion.


Pumpkin oil is used raw as a dressing for salads.


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.

Extra virgin 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 virgin 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 very well tolerate heating, so it can be used in frying. Palm oil is rich in vitamins A and E and antioxidants.