Canola Oil Health
Benefits of Canola Oil
What is canola oil?
Canola oil comes
from the rapeseed plant. Repeseed is derived from the Latin word “rapum"
which means turnip, this is because the rapeseed plant is related to
the turnip, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
Is canola oil healthy? Yes, if you use the organic certified canola oil. Other oils may contain harmful pesticides.
Canola Oil Benefits to the Skin
Some research shows that’s canola oil does not have any special attributes to it, that can increase the beauty of ones skin, but it can definitely moisturize making your skin feel softer, just because it is an oil.
You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil such as Lavender or Rose oil, and use it on your skin to moisturize dry flaky skin.
Some like to put this mixture in a spray bottle and spray the skin after a warm shower.
It has been found that using canola oil on eczema, dry heals, elbows and blemishes can effectively moisturize and soothe.
Canola oil can also be used to treat dry, broken, frizzy hair and split ends. Hot oil treatments are often made with canola oil. It apparently also protects the hair from dirt, pollution and damage from the sun. Canola oil applied to the scalp can also help get rid of dandruff. Take a quarter cup of canola oil and heat it until warm, massage this into your hair and roots. Cover your hair with a plastic packet for 15 minutes, after this you can shampoo and rinse.
Canola Oil Nutrition
Canola oil for skin and hair when ingested:
Canola oil is rich in Vitamin E and K. This will help get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes and even acne.
Canola oil contains a lot of anti-oxidant vitamin E. This will help protect the skin from oxygen free radicals and therefore keeps the skin soft and nourished.
Just one tsp of canola oil contains 15% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin E to be consumed.
A combination of canola oil and fish oil can be consumed to treat the autoimmune disease Lupus.
Canola Oil vs Vegetable Oil
When we look at vegetable oil vs canola oil, Canola cooking oil has been found to be the healthier option between the two, as Canola oil is recognised as one of the heart healthy oils.
Canola oil can also help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. (Just remember to get organic canola oil without all those harmful pesticides)
Canola oil vs Olive oil
Olive oil is overall a much healthier alternative to canola oil.
Important ~ Canola oil Dangers ~ Recent Research
There is a lot of controversy about the safety of canola oil lately. The pesticides that have been used are producing a toxic product. So, when you consume or rub the canola oil into your skin, you are also ingesting and infusing pesticides into your body.
So is Canola Oil Safe?
Yes, if you can find a natural form, one that was not genetically modified.
There are sources of certified organic canola oil. It is important that you know where the seeds have originated from.
If you are worried about this, there are great alternative oils that you can use instead of using canola oil namely: coconut oil and mango butter.
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