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Beauty inside out with Oils

Should we avoid oils as it is perceived as culprits behind many chronic illnesses such as heart attack, fatty liver disease and diabetes?

The answer is yes, applied only to BAD oils. Bad oils are oils which have been extracted using chemical solvent, exposed to high heat, bleached and deodorised. These chemically refined oils bring oxidative stress to your body, lead to premature ageing, high-cholesterol, weaken liver function and to many other diseases.

On the other hand, GOOD oils give you supple and radiant skin, glowing hair, good memory, sharper mind, cheerful and balanced emotion, strong stamina and many more! Good oils should carry these qualities:

CHECK LIST!

  • Pressed from organically grown seeds or fruits
  • Pressed mechanically without heat application
  • No solvent extraction
  • No refinery process such as deodorisation and bleaching
  • Packed in packaging that protects against heat and light oxidation

WHEATGERM OIL

Naturally rich in Vitamin E, it is a powerful antioxidant that protects body cells from damage by free radicals. Consuming wheatgerm oil or applying externally on skin helps to maintain skin elasticity, regenerates skin cells and prevents premature ageing.

Wheatgerm oil is also a gift for heart and circulatory diseases. It promotes blood circulation and strengthens blood vessels.

FLAXSEED OIL

Flaxseed is one of nature’s richest plant sources of omega 3, an essential fatty acid which human body cannot synthesise and must obtain from food. Besides benefiting the heart and circulatory system, omega 3 found in flaxseed oil gives you a better mood and more cheerful life outlook, for you to cope with stress better.

This maybe due to the fatty acids in flaxseed that improve the structure of brain area associated with emotion and feeling.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

This bright yellow flowering plant, also known as King’s cure-all, has been used medicinally for centuries. The seed of evening primrose is rich in a fatty acid known as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA helps ladies to restore hormonal balance, relieve premenstrual syndrome and postmenopausal discomforts. Evening primrose oil is excellent skin remedy for various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

Coconut is a truly amazing fruit gifted to tropical countries. The oil extracted from the fresh kernel of coconut shows very promising result in fighting infectious diseases. This is attributed by the lauric acid in coconut oil. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid. It is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal compound. Regular consumption of virgin coconut oil keeps your immune system at its top performance.

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