Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier balance. See ehow.com for more info.
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I recently discovered research on Grapeseed and Safflower oils that indicates their high levels of linoleic acid actually help your body lose weight. Another benefit is both oils have very high smoking points, so they are excellent for cooking/deep frying. Grapeseed oil also increases HDL (good) cholesterol. Chicken fingers are back on the menu!
I don't care for the flavor of Grapeseed Oil, so I roast a whole head of garlic in the oven until soft. Then I squeeze the garlic into about 1/2 -1 quart of oil. The oil becomes garlic flavored in about 3 weeks and is fantastic for sauteeing.
Grapeseed Oil ~ What Is It And How To Benefit From The Oil
Grapeseed Oil is made from grapes and has has anti-inflammatory & anti-allergen properties. It contains linoleic acid can reduce complications for diabetics. I found Grapeseed Oil at Publix, my grocery store and it's almost half the price of Olive Oil. It can increase HDL cholesterol & reduce the bad, Has vitamin E, linoleic acid and flavonoids that help your heart and skin. It also protects the body from a number of health problems caused by the free radicals. May even protect vision.
I read an article today about Cholesterol and in particular what cooking oils to use...
.... There is a common understanding that sunflower oil, rapeseed and olive oil are healthy forms of oil that can be used for cooking. In actual fact, if olive oil is used at high temperatures (eg cooking!) its particles break up an becomes very unhealthy. As such, rapeseed oil is the way forward 30
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