People speak of the great advantages of the oils cold-pressed but don’t always know why they are so healthy. However, the advantages of oils obtained first pressure are greater than the refined oils and you should pay attention the next time you choke an oil as they are labeled with "first cold-pressed".
These oils are obtained by either mechanical pressure of the seeds, fruits or grains, which is decanted and filtered.
When the oil is refined too much, i.e., processed or refined, it becomes a purified fatty substance, which can be kept and be nice, but does not contain flavor, nutrients and therapeutic or curative value.
Besides from properties that all cold-pressed oils have, each oil contains very special contributions depending on the seed, fruit or grain that is used in its preparation. Here are some first-pressure oil and their special qualities:
Sesame oil: with high antioxidant properties, it retards cellular aging and strengthens the cell reproduction and good performance, prevents fat from accumulating in the artery walls, stimulates the hepatic formation of good cholesterol and reduces bad cholesterol, in addition to benefits of good circulation. Good in treatments for atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and helps reduce the risk of myocardial infarction.
Olive oil: helps to assimilate vitamins A, D and K, rich in essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce. Rich source of antioxidants, benefits the liver, ideal to regular bowel and aphrodisiac properties. Rich in vitamin E, good treating dry skin or damaged by the environment.
Almond Oil: great for the skin, combat stretch marks, has emollient, moisturizing properties and a good inflammatory. Combined with Rosehip Oil is ideal to combat wrinkles, stretch marks, etc. and givesshine and softness to the hair. Has laxative effects.
Evening Primrose Oil: rich in essential fatty acids Omega-6 (polyunsaturated linoleic acid, 70% gamma-linolenic acid and 10%), among other things good for the smooth functioning and stability of the membranes of body cells, helps the nervous system and hormonal, as well as the regulation of coagulation.
Soybean oil: high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (62%) and monounsaturated fatty acids (16%). Helps protect the cardiovascular system because it has high content of omega 3 and omega 6. Protects the nervous system, reduces bad cholesterol and counteracts the effects of menopause, as it is rich in isoflavones. Rich in vitamin E and vitamin A, so it is recommended to treat skin problems.
You can use them for salads, dips, dressings, butters, soups, meats, spread on bread, etc. You should try to always consume raw, not heated, so you can have all the benefits.
If you purchase an oil first cold pressed, look for a place away from sunlight, should be either cool, dry place. Sunlight may accelerate its expiration and may also cause their nutritional breakdown.
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