Canola oil is a type of edible cooking oil that mostly comes from the varieties of mustard seeds and is produced by genetic modification.
Canola oil is known in certain areas of the world as rapeseed oil and typically comes in two varieties,Rapeseed 00 and Double Zero Rapeseed.The name rapeseed (canola) is derived from the Latin root rapum,which means turnip.
Canola oil is a storehouse of nutrients including various vitamin such as vitamin E,k and lipids including total saturated fatty acids,polyunsaturated fatty acids and total trans.
Total Lipid 100
Vitamin C 0
Vitamin B-6 0
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin E 17.46
Fatty acids,total saturated 7.76
Fatty acids,total polyunsaturated 26.4
Fatty acids,total trans 1.77
Health benefits of Canola oil:
Canola oil contains both omega-3 fatty acids in the ratio 2:1.This is one of the healthiest ratios of any other vegetable oils.The phytosterols that are found in canola oil can actually reduce the creation and absorption of cholesterol that you may get from other foods.
Canola oil,is rich in vitamin E which is essential vitamin for the body for various reasons.Vitamin E is very effective as an antioxidant and is able to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.This can keep your skin supple and smooth,thereby increasing the healing rate of injuries,blemishes,wrinkles and acne marks.
3.Protects cell membranes:
Vitamin E is also a lipid-soluble antioxidant which helps to protect the integrity of cell membranes throughout the body.Mucus membranes are important for protecting our body from foreign substances and form an important part of our immune system.
4.Increases energy levels:
The low amount of cholesterol and the high amount of important antioxidants can help the body’s metabolism move at a normal rate.
Monounsaturated fats not only help prevent heart disease but they can also help maintain glucose levels in the blood.This means that the chances of developing diabetes are fewer since glucose levels are in balance.
Canola oil prevents aching joints and stiffening of bones as a result of old age.It is also good for the treatment of arthritis and other inflammation caused by respiratory or digestive disorders.
Canola oil is used as a hair moisturizer as it helps to prevent dandruff.It also gives shines to the hair and promotes hair growth.
Side effects of canola oil:
1.Recently there have been claims that canola oil contains a high level of toxins because a large part of canola oil is extracted from genetically modified plants.Its best to use canola oil which has been labeled certified organic or non GMO.Cold-pressed canola oil is the safest type to use for cooking.
2.Erucic acid which is thought to be at low levels in most of the canola oils may be higher than originally expected.Erucic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid which can cause cardiac issues.
3.Based on the recent studies,it has been observed that in America and other industrialized nations,excess consumption of omega-6 fatty acids has caused a deficiency of omega-3.Symptoms of severe omega-3 deficiency include: