Top 5 health benefits of non-GMO Canola Oil
Is canola oil healthy? There is a lot of misinformation about canola oil, and much of it is linked to the fact that not all canola oils are equal when it comes to health benefits (see our article How to choose the best quality canola oil for some tips on choosing the healthiest options for your family or business.)
Cold-pressed and expeller pressed canola oils are extremely healthy and versatile cooking oils. In fact, replacing saturated fat with the unsaturated fats like those found in canola oil is one of the primary dietary means of reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood. Leading health authorities, such as the Australian National Heart Foundation, recommend including canola oil as part of a heart healthy diet.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 health benefits of non-GMO canola oil and how it compares to the alternatives.
High in healthy fats
Canola oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids and has the ideal balance of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These healthy fats have been shown to play an essential role in heart health and lowering the risk of heart disease.
Canola oil is naturally free from trans-fats and extremely low in saturated fat (less than half the amount in olive oil). Saturated and trans fats can increase your risk of heart disease by increasing the bad (LDL) cholesterol and lowering the good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. Due to it’s high smoke-point, it is less likely to develop trans-fats than other oils when cooking at high heat.
Canola oil naturally contains zero cholesterol, and as noted by Harvard university experts, it also contains significant amounts of phytosterols that reduce the absorption of cholesterol into the body
Helps control blood sugar
Research has shown that canola oil can help people with type II diabetes control their blood sugar, when consumed as part of a healthy diet.
High in antioxidants
Antioxidants are molecules that protect our bodies from the damage caused by free radicals. Studies link free radical damage to chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and certain cancers. Canola oil is high in antioxidants and vitamins like Vitamin E and K.
AusiChef’s premium non-GMO canola oils are a healthy choice for anyone wanting to improve their health while not compromising on taste or versatility.