Cold pressed oils are the latest entry in the weight loss world. Though these
oils have made a late entry but their entry has been stunning. Dietitians worldwide are trying
to incorporate these oils in the diet. It wouldn't be wrong if it is touted as a magical oil, and
hence these oils are considered to be the best oils in the world .The oil is obtained by
pressing and grinding a fruit or a seed with the use of a heavy granite millstone or Modern
stainless steel presses. Both the methods (pressing and grinding) of oil extraction tend to
produce heat through friction but extreme care should be taken in order maintain the
temperature of a cold pressed oil to 49 degrees. Cold pressed oils are known to retain all their
flavor, aroma and nutritional value.
The different types of cold pressed oils are as follows:-
OLIVE OIL, COCONUT OIL ,SESAME OIL , GRAPESEED OIL , AVOCADO OIL , PISTACHIO OIL
AND FLAXSEED OIL.
Cold pressed oils that are rich in Mono-saturated fatty acids
OLIVE OIL, PISTACHIO OIL AND AVOCADO OIL ARE CONSIDERED TO BE HIGH IN
MONOSATURATED FATTY ACIDS.
Mono-saturated fatty acids could be your hearts best friend.Reason?These fats lower risk of
heart diseases as they can lower your total and low density lipoproteins and cholesterol
levels. Not just that it can improve the function of your blood vessels. Research has also
suggested that it may help in controlling blood sugar levels which would indirectly be helpful
if one is suffering from type 2 Diabetes.
SESAME OIL,GRAPESEED OIL,FLAXSEED OIL ARE CONSIDERED TO BE RICH IN
POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are of 2 types omega-3 and omega-6.
Omega-3 fatty acids are good for ones heart in various ways.They lower triglyceride levels
Reduce the risk of an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), slow the build-up of plaque and are
also known to lower the blood pressure.
Omega-6 fatty acids help in controlling the blood sugar levels which in turn reduces the risk
of diabetes.They are also known to lower the blood pressure.
Cold pressed oil that are rich in MCT'S
Coconut oil is rich in Medium chain triglycerides.MCTs unlike LCT's are very easy for the body
to break down and use as energy.Because they're so easy to absorb, MCTs are used
therapeutically for people with malabsorption problems, like Crohn's Disease. They're also
great for a person whose gall bladder has been surgically removed. MCTs aid in weight loss by
increasing satiety and raising the metabolic rate which ultimately leads to weight loss.MCT's
could also help to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis.
Nutritional composition of a cold pressed oil(1tsp)
THE BEST TIME TO HAVE COLDPRESSED OILS
Preferably it is best to have cold pressed oils mid-morning before lunch. However moderation
is the key. Do not consume more than a tsp at a given time.
- Cold pressed oils are just an excellent sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
- These oils are not only rich in zinc but also in Vitamins like Vitamin A, C,E, D, lecithin
and potassium which are necessary for good vision, a healthy heart and our kidneys.
- They help in lowering the risk of heart disease, colon cancer and asthma.Not just that
these oils can also lower cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels.
- Cold pressed oils being rich in bioflavonoids and antioxidants help prevent free
Not just that they also help in strengthening the immune system. The benefits of cold pressed oils seem to be endless.
Role of of cold pressed oils in weight loss
Almost 60% of the coconut oil is made up of MCT's known as lauric acid which are 3 times
more effective than the longer chain counterparts in combating those extra kilos. MCT
present in coconut oil boosts the metabolism and does not get stored as fat.It produces lots
of energy that helps burn calories.
Flaxseed oil is considered to be rich in omega 3 fatty acids.It raises the metabolic rate making
it easier to burn off fat.Not only that it also improves the function of the liver (the fat-burning
organ).Flaxseed oil helps the body in production of energy and also significantly reduces the
water retention in one's body.
Olive oil can help in achieving lower body weight. It helps to reduce hunger pangs and
improves the metabolism, thus allowing you to lose weight better and faster
The polyunsaturated fatty acids present in sesame oil play a role in the reduction of body fat.
These polyunsaturated fatty acids increase the plasma levels of the hormone leptin, which is a
hormone that regulates body weight. Leptin goes to the satiety center of the brain providing a
full and satisfied feeling hence incorporating sesame oil in the diet could help lose
considerable amount of weight.
Avocado oil is a rich source of Mono-saturated polemic acid which has helped avocado oil in
winning so much of fame. Avocado oil is thick and full of powerful nutrients, meaning that it
will make you feel fuller faster and keep your appetite satisfied longer.
Role of Cold pressed oils in healing other diseases
Olive oil helps in lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and asthma. It can
lower cholesterol and blood pressure; assists to balance blood sugar levels; has potent anti-
inflammatory effects, powerful antioxidants to combat free radical damage, and supports
good gut health.
Coconut oil is absolutely loaded with antibacterial and antiviral properties. It has lauric acid
which has a powerful antiviral effect on the body, and caprylic acid which is a potent anti-
fungal. Coconut oil is fantastic for boosting immunity and staying off illness
Sesame oil is a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9.These
are well known in preventing and treating heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and for lowering
cholesterol, and combating free radical damage.
Cold pressed grapeseed oil is high in bioflavonoids, and antioxidants; and is a rich source of
Vitamin E. Grapeseed oil contains powerful antioxidants to protect against heart disease and
free radical damage, and can assist in lowering cholesterol.