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Saffola Oil – Healthy For The Heart

Feb 09, 2013 05:20 PM 41958 views

(Updated Feb 09, 2013 05:20 PM)

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Saffola Oil – Healthy For The Heart


These days more and more people are becoming health conscious. Calories are counted before consuming meals. People prefer their food to be less oily and high in nutrition value. The oils we choose for our diet can make a big difference to our health. Oils provide important nutrients and are essential in a well-balanced diet.


With so much variety and so many brands flooding the market today, buying the right cooking oil can prove a tough task. In order to derive maximum benefits from oil, it is beneficial to consume a mix of oils in order to maintain a balance.


We generally use two or more different kinds of oils in our kitchen that we could use for different purposes. For example we use olive oil for salads, groundnut oil for frying and soyabean oil for other cooking purposes to take advantage of the health benefits offered by different oil.


Now a day it is very essential to use the oil which contains less amount of fat or cholesterol to have a healthier heart. From several years we are using Saffola Active & Saffola Gold oil. Saffola is known to be a reputed Marico brand which is good for heart and recommended by doctors & many health organizations.


From the early 1960s, the Saffola oil brand is intelligently positioned as ‘Healthy for the heart’. There was no other brand offering this health benefit and hence there was no direct competition from other oil companies. Since six decades Saffola oil is not just a brand but a way of healthy life.


Saffola oil has several advantages when compared with other oils.


Saffola oils are suitable for all types of cooking, frying, grilling, seasoning etc. Even the deep fried food does not seem sticky with oil.


Saffola Oil is light, clear color and mild, delicate flavor make it excellent for salads and baking. Saffola Oil is high in monounsaturated, it is extremely heat stable, excellent for frying, and can be used in place of any cooking oil.


Saffola Active provides Omega 3 & Oryzanol, two useful compounds known for promoting heart health. It's an omega 3 fatty acid, which is required for the brain's development and other important body functions.


Omega-3 also helps in lowering cardiovascular risk factors along with several other health benefits.


Saffola active contains vitamin E which keeps the immune system strong.


The heart healthy nutrients in Rice Bran Oil such as oryzanol are known for their cholesterol lowering ability. Saffola Active also contains Vitamin E.


Saffola gold has the right composition of 80% rice bran oil and 20% safflower oil. It is more effective in reducing cholesterol than each of the oils singly.


Rice bran oil is known as the world's healthiest edible oil. It is light, mild and sweet tasting providing a variety of healthful benefits.


Rice bran can be beneficial in the fight against heart disease by reducing total cholesterol levels, including the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides by 20 percent. Studies have shown that snacks prepared in rice bran oil absorb 12-25 % less oil than those prepared in groundnut oil.


The safflower Oil has the highest levels of Linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid required for the proper functioning of body systems & omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is well known in reducing cholesterol levels.


Safflower oil is often recommended by physicians & dietitians for people suffering from diabetes and obesity.


Environmental Benefits : Saffola's farming bring environmental benefits, farming methods do not pollute the crop, soil, underground water or the air. In addition, farmers are not exposed to any pesticides while working with Saffola, grown without pesticides crops.


Disadvantages :


In spite of the many benefits of saffola oil, there are some basic disadvantages attached to it as well.


For some people the Saffola oil which provide omega 3 fatty acids have a pungent objectionable odour.


Unlike other oils that provide foods with flavor, safflower oil is flavorless.


Nutritionally, safflower oil lacks vital vitamins provided by other oils, but is a better choice than other types of fat.


Safflower oil is high in calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess.


Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to safflower oil. These allergic reactions may cause damage to skin, hair, and various internal organs.


Another disadvantage is that the oil has a short shelf life and is prone to getting rancid if not stored properly.


Useful Advice for Freshness & Storage : The fresher the oil, the less it will have degraded and the greater will be its anti-oxidant properties. Care needs to be taken in storage and the oil should be kept in air tight container and in a cool and dry place.


Choosing the expensive oil does not mean that we have selected the healthy oil. It is always advisable to read the labels before buying the oil. For better health, choose oils that are low in Saturated fat and high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Oil should be free from trans-fat. Use less oil, Eat right & stay healthy.



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