Groundnut Oil, especially Raw and Cold Pressed, is an Elixir (अमृत) for the body. Unlike refining, cold pressing does not strip the oil from its micro and macro nutrients. This helps the oil retain a lot of Therapeutic Properties which we are going to cover in this post, in detail.
1. Reduces the Risk of Diabetes
People with Type-2 diabetes do not produce adequate amounts of insulin for the needs of the body and cannot use insulin effectively. Research has shown that women who consume peanuts have a significantly lower risk of Type-2 diabetes. The Oleic Acid present in the oil (as mentioned above) also displays anti-diabetic properties.
2. Aids Against Inflammation
Studies show that Oleic Acid demonstrates Anti-Inflammatory properties. The groundnut oil, being rich is Oleic Acid inherits the same. Also, it contains resveratrol that could effectively inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) production. This resveratrol perform effective anti-inﬂammatory activity. Omega-3 Fatty Acids present in this oil, also help in the fight against inflammation.
3. Protection against Cardiovascular Diseases
Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, whose consumption can increase the levels of HDL cholesterol which is good for the heart are present in peanut oil. Human clinical trials have confirmed that peanut oil reduces the cardiovascular disease factor and the development of atherosclerosis.
4. Anti-tumor and Anti-cancerous Activity
Peanuts and peanut oil contain different phytochemicals such as β-sitosterol, resveratrol, campesterol, and sigmasterol, this gives a strong evidence of protective role in different cancers like breast, colon, and especially prostate.
5. Protection against Alzheimer’s Disease
Peanut oil is a rich source of vitamin E, resveratrol and other phytochemicals. Niacin and vitamin E are two important constituents that provide protection against Alzheimer’s and other nerve degeneration diseases.
6. Body Growth and Development
Omega-6 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat. They are an essential fatty acid, meaning that you must get them through the diet because your body cannot make them. Along with the better known omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a critical role in proper growth and development, as well as normal brain function.
If you do decide to switch to Cold Pressed Oils, consider checking out our Cold Pressed Groundnut and Mustard Oils!
We wish you a healthy life ahead!