NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): The heart-related diseases have seen a huge rise among Indians. Lifestyle change is the major cause of heart diseases. Therefore, it's important to have a healthy diet that is not only good for your heart health but for you overall body. The balanced diet is the best lifestyle change that we must consider. Food can be made healthy by using the right cooking oil. Cooking oils are made up of fats, some of which are good and some not. But that doesn’t mean we should stop consuming cooking oils, eating the right ones are necessary for bodily functions.
Here are the 5 things you must consider while purchasing cooking oils:
1. High Omega-3
Omega-3 helps to fights inflammation and maintains the blood cholesterol levels, preventing you from cardiovascular diseases. Sea foods are great source of omega 3, but if you don’t consume non vegetarian foods choosing the oil rich in omega 3 is must for you.
2. High Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Choose oil with high monounsaturated fats as they have many health benefits. The oils that are high in monounsaturated fats help to make the food lighter for the stomach and are easily digestible. They also ensure that they are great for health as well as taste.
3. Lower Saturated Fats
Ghee, coconut oil and bakery products are rich in saturated fats, so replace it with cooking oil that is lower in saturated fats. Because higher intake of saturated fats can cause obesity and many other diseases.
4. Gamma Oryzanol
Oryzanol is a great source of reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) by increasing good cholesterol level (HDL). It is also a great oil for healthy heart.
5. Vitamin A, D & E
Vitamin A is great for the vision and helps to repair the damage that is caused by poor lifestyle and stress. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for healthy immunity that helps to strengthen the bones. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to reduce the free radicals from the body. These three vitamins are very essential for your overall health.
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