Monday, September 15, 2008

Grapeseed Oil....The Facts.

Health Benefits of GSO's

♥ There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT.
♥ It is NOT hydrogenated.
♥ There is NO sodium.
♥ NO trans fatty acids.
♥ NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction).
♥ It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils (see chart below).
♥ It is easily digestible and
♥ a good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant)(4.3 mg per serving).
♥ Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil.
♥ Helps the body produce High Density Lipoprotein (HDL).
♥ High in Linoleic acid - and its health benefits:
- is a fatty acid which acts as a transporter for saturated fats - helps prevent accumulation in the arteries.
- also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother's milk.
- vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone.

Click on the fact sheet, and I want you to notice the little box at the bottom. This box points out the differences amongst the major cooking oils. Most people I know tend to cook with Olive Oil. Notice there is almost twice as much saturated fat in the olive oil than the grapeseed oil. Think of the collective saturated fat you would NOT be taking in over the course of a day, month or year with the right oil. Grapeseed oil is also very high in poly-unsaturated fat which is a good thing. This helps lower your bad cholesterol and raise the good one.

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