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Here's Why You Must Start Using Sunflower Oil Now

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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Sunflower seed oil or sunflower oil is very rich in vitamin E. It is gold in color and offers many important health benefits. Sunflower oil is low in saturated fats but high in polyunsaturated fats  or healthy fats. According to sources, sunflower oil was first used by the American Indian tribes in 3000 BC.  It is said that the unsaturated fatty acids in sunflower oil promotes your health heart. The oil also has vitamin E, which is very beneficial for the skin. The wide-ranging nutrients in sunflower oil offer great health benefits.

Sunflower Oil Benefits

Energy booster

While saturated fats can make you feel tired or lazy but unsaturated fats will give you energy. It helps in the release of glycogen into the bloodstream from the liver. it must be noted that glycogen is a type of sugar that gives an extra boost of quick energy.

Promotes heart heath

Sunflower oil has more than 80 percent of monounsaturated fats that makes it good for heart. The significant fatty acid content in sunflower oil helps in maintaining a proper balance in the body. Moreover, the oil does not has any saturated fats which helps control the cholesterol levels in body.

Good for Skin

Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin A that helps in enhancing skin health. These vitamins work as antioxidants and help in regenerating damaged skin cells and reduces acne causing bacteria. Sunflower oil is light & non-greasy therefore, it gets absorbed in the skin easily without blocking the pores. It also works as a natural moisturizer and treats dry, sensitive skin.

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Good for hairs

Sunflower oil is very good for hairs. It not only soften dry and frizzy hair but also adds a beautiful shine to it. Sunflower oil has a very light texture and works as a conditioner. All you need to do is massage it on your scalp once in a week for soft and silky hairs. Sunflower oil also contains gamma alpha linolenic acid (GLA) that prevents hair loss & is often used as a treatment.

Strengthens immune system

Sunflower oil strengthen your immune system and also increases the body’s ability to defend various infections. The oil has good amount of protein that helps in building & repairing tissues and different enzymes needed for healthy functioning.

Improves digestion

Many people aren't aware of the fact that cooking oil could be the reason for many digestive problems. A healthy cooking oil is one that has good amount of monounsaturated fats or MUFAs. Sunflower oil is very light, easy to digest & better absorbed in the digestive tract. The oil also contains mild laxative properties that can help prevent constipation.

Helps in preventing Arthritis

Sunflower oil is a great solution for people having worries about developing arthritis problem. Sunflower oil is helpful in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis.

Side effects of Sunflower oil

Sunflower oil is safe if taken by mouth or applied to the skin in right amount. But there may be some side effects of using sunflower oil like it can give allergic reactions to people who are hypersensitive to Asteraceae or Compositae plant family. Pregnant women should use sunflower oil carefully.

How to use sunflower oil

You can use sunflower oil in many ways for example, it can be used for cooking purpose or in cosmetics/beauty products. You can buy a good brand sunflower oil and use for cooking or skin treatments. All you need to do is take a drop of oil in your palm and massage it gently on your face. Do this for 10 minutes for at least ten days. Sunflower oil is good for people who have dry skin or acne problem. Those who want to use it for cooking purpose can add it over their soups and salads.

Hope after reading this article you will start using sunflower oil....Good Luck

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