Study blames excess oil in diet for early heart attacks: healthiest varieties to use for cooking
Mustard oil or sarson ka tel is recognizable by its pungent scent and dark yellow color | Photo credit: Pexels
- Young Indians born after 1970 die of ischemic heart disease
- Mustard oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Olive oil is considered one of the healthiest varieties due to the high content of omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants
New Delhi: Mustard, coconut, olive, peanut, walnut or desi ghee – oil is the most important ingredient in food because it is the first element that goes into a pan for cooking. However, according to a recent report published in The Lancet, it has been stated that young Indians born after 1970 die from ischemic heart disease. This burden is also attributed to the national incidence of hypertension which stands at a national average of 25.3%.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, also known as vanaspati oil, is widely used in the state of Punjab, where more than 37% of people suffer from high blood pressure. And with that comes an increased risk of heart disease, especially the possibility of having a heart attack.
Excessive use of vegetable oils in foods – whether for frying or for vegetable curries – could over time be a cause of heart attacks. Don’t worry as there are healthier varieties that can be used for cooking meals. Looked.
- Mustard oil (sarson ka tel): Mustard oil or sarson ka tel is recognizable by its pungent scent and dark yellow color. Extracted from mustard seeds, this variety is rich in omega 3 and omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Using this strain for cooking food has been linked to benefits for the skin, heart health, hair health, and better digestion. Using mustard oil for cooking is more beneficial in the winter because it is warm and helps keep the cold and cough at bay. Rich in monounsaturated fats, using mustard oil for cooking foods can help in better cholesterol and blood pressure management.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil is undoubtedly one of the best edible oils in India which is used for cooking, skin and hair health. For those who are in the process of losing weight, this strain is a must-have due to its benefits for promoting satiety and reducing calorie intake. Along with a long shelf life, coconut oil also gains in its ability to perform better at high temperatures – a condition where many other varieties can have adverse health effects.
- Peanut oil: Also known as peanut oil, this is best known for its fat composition – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated – which makes it ideal for heart health. Also a rich source of vitamin E, using peanut oil for cooking can improve skin quality over time.
- Olive oil: Often used in salads and Italian cuisine, olive oil is considered one of the healthiest varieties due to its high content of omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and other monounsaturated fats that improve skin health, lower cholesterol levels and may have benefits in preventing certain cancers.
- Sesame oil: An important ingredient in Asian cuisine, sesame oil comes in two colors and is renowned for its nutty essence and distinct flavor. Nutritionally, this contains high amounts of copper, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6 and calcium. Regular consumption of sesame oil is linked to better blood pressure control, stronger bones, and better skin and hair health.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting a fitness program or making any changes to your diet.
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