Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny
New Delhi: Have you ever heard of rice bran oil? Well, rice bran oil is made from the outer husk of rice and is considered as one of the healthiest cooking oil. It also promotes many health benefits in our body as it contains rich amount of vitamin E, unsaturated fats and low in cholesterol and saturated fats.
Here are some health benefits of rice bran oil:
Lowers cholesterol levels
Rice bran oil is perfect for your health if you want to lower your cholesterol levels as it contains a compound called gamma oryzanol that lowers bad cholesterol and increases the concentration of good cholesterol.
Prevents heart attack
Consumption of rice bran oil helps in preventing heart attack as it contains gamma oryzanol that prevents platelet aggregation, a system where platelets blood get stuck together and form clots that block arteries.
Relieves symptoms of menopause
Rice bran oil helps in reducing the occurrence of various menopause-related symptoms like hot flashes. It is due to the inhibition of the production of the luteinising hormone and preventing sudden change in levels of other hormones.
Good for skin
Rice bran oil contains squalene which is great for skin. It is also rich in Vitamin E that helps nourish and moisturise your skin, while preventing the formation of wrinkles and premature ageing.
Helps build muscles
Rice bran oil also helps in building muscle mass in your body as it increases levels of endorphins in your body during resistance training and aids in muscle development.