Organic Peanut Oil
Peanut oil may reduce heart disease risk factors. It may also help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. It is also a great source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the impressive health benefits of this delicious cooking oil.
Controls Cholesterol Levels
Peanut oil is -free, which is one of the major factors contributing to complicated heart conditions such as atherosclerosis. Since cooking oil is used in many different ways, eliminating this dangerous cholesterol from your body can help prevent a variety of health complications. Furthermore, not only does peanut oil lack cholesterol, it can reduce your current levels of cholesterol due to the presence of plant sterols. These actually compete for cholesterol absorption in the stomach and gut, which can lower your cholesterol levels by 10-15%!
Boosts Heart Health
Peanut oil also contains monounsaturated fatty acids, like oleic acid, which increases the levels of “good cholesterol”, called HDL, in the blood. This beneficial cholesterol actually helps to scrape off and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower your risk of developing coronary heart diseases and strokes.
There has been a lot of debate on the potential of nutritional components of nuts in cancer prevention. In a 2016 report published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, studies suggest that unsaturated fats and bioactive compounds in peanuts have cancer-preventive effects. Research led by Awad AB et al. showed that peanut oil contained phytosterols and in particular beta-sitosterol, which may have the ability to protect the body from colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Another detailed study titled “Anticancer effects of phytosterols” suggests that these natural plant compounds have the ability to inhibit carcinogen production and cancer-cell growth (Woyengo TA et al., 2009). Consumption of phytosterols may also be positively linked to increased activity of enzymes and reduced oxidative stress.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Resveratrol has another important function in the body. It interacts with various hormones that affect blood vessels, like angiotensin, which constricts vessels and arteries. By neutralizing the effects of that hormone, helps to decrease blood pressure, which reduces stress on the system.
Prevents Cognitive Disorders
Resveratrol may have neuronal degeneration; however further studies are needed to verify this claim. A value to study by Thimmappa S.Anekonda, published in the Brain Research Reviews 2006, could perhaps be used to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Peanut oil, like many vegetable oils, is quite rich in vitamin E, which is an essential vitamin for human beings. It is particularly important for the maintenance and health of the skin, protecting it from the effects of free radicals that cause wrinkles, blemishes, and other signs of premature aging. The vitamin E in peanut oil keeps your skin looking young and healthy as you get older.