Rapeseed oil makes an excellent contribution to heart health
Domestic rapeseed oil is becoming more and more popular. According to experts, it is now more popular among Germans than sunflower and olive oil. And that's just as well. Finally, thanks to its ingredients, rapeseed oil makes an excellent contribution to heart health.
One of the most valuable cooking oils for the kitchen
The question of which oil is the best for a healthy diet is being answered by more and more consumers with rapeseed oil. Indeed, it is one of the most valuable cooking and health oils. This is partly due to the excellent fatty acids, reports the Consumer Service Bavaria in a message.
Seeds provide the oil for consumption
According to the experts, thanks to cultivated seeds, today's rape varieties no longer contain the harmful erucic acid and the bitter-tasting glucosinolates from the seed coat.
The seeds provide the oil for human consumption. And that's it.
Rapeseed oil contains numerous minerals, phytochemicals such as carotenoids and the fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K, which, as so-called antioxidants, can protect cells against attacks by free radicals.
Excellent fatty acids
Above all, the excellent fatty acids make rapeseed oil a particularly valuable food.
As the Consumer Service Bavaria writes, the high content of monounsaturated oleic acid in the blood can lower the cholesterol level and thus prevent cardiovascular diseases.
“The star among fatty acids is without a doubt the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, has a positive effect on cholesterol levels and the elasticity of all blood vessels and membranes, and is a component of tissue hormones, ”the message says.
"Omega-3 fatty acids make an excellent contribution to heart health."
Health benefits confirmed in studies
The advantages of this cooking oil have also been proven in scientific studies. For example, US researchers reported that rapeseed oil can help break down excess belly fat.
And according to German scientists, fat men do better than olive oil to improve cholesterol and liver levels.
However, according to experts, rapeseed oil is often used incorrectly. For example, rapeseed oil should only be used in the cold kitchen, since it forms dangerous trans fatty acids relatively quickly in the heat.
Refined rapeseed oil, on the other hand, is heavily processed industrially and is also suitable for frying as long as it does not become too hot. (ad)