Grape seed oil helps regulate cholesterol because it is rich in tocopherol, which is vitamin E, with a high antioxidant power, and rich in unsaturated fats. It is possible to supplement grape oil to prevent skin aging.
It is produced from the cold pressing of the seeds, which, because they are small, yield small amounts of oil. Thus, it takes about 200 kg of grape to produce 1 liter of oil, which is why it becomes more expensive than other vegetable oils. Below are its main health benefits and uses:
1. Improve cholesterol
Because it is rich in unsaturated fats, especially omega-6, grape seed oil helps to regulate bad cholesterol. In addition, because it has a high content of vitamin E, it also acts as an antioxidant that prevents the formation of atheromatous plaques.
2. Make healthier fries
Grape oil is a good option for making small fries, sautéing or cooking food, as it is very stable at high temperatures, not losing quality or producing toxic compounds for the body. See the precautions to be taken during frying .
3. Moisturize the skin
Because it has moisturizing properties, it keeps the skin well hydrated and prevents it from peeling. In addition, because it is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that acts on the skin, it also prevents the formation of wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, scars and premature aging.
4. Strengthen and moisturize hair
Grape seed oil is also a powerful moisturizer for the hair, helping to prevent split ends, excessive shedding and fragile and brittle strands. In addition, it also helps to reduce dandruff and keep the scalp hydrated.
To use on the hair, just add 1 teaspoon of the oil along with the weekly massage cream, or add the oil the moment you shampoo your hair, massaging the scalp well with your fingertips. See 7 habits that make dandruff worse .
Grape oil lose weight?
Grape seed oil has no proven effect on weight loss, especially when not included in a routine of healthy habits, such as eating well and doing physical activity.
However, the use of grape oil in small portions a day helps to improve health, balance flora and intestinal transit and reduce inflammation in the body, actions that naturally lead to weight loss.
The following table provides the nutritional information for 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil:
|Nutritious||1 tablespoon (13 ml)|
|Monounsaturated fat||2,9 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||8,3 g|
|Vitamin E||2,55 mg|
Grape seed oil can be found in cosmetic stores or nutrition stores, and can also be found in capsules. Regarding the price, this oil costs about R $ 15.00 reais for each 100 ml of product.
To learn more about oils and fats, see the types of oil .