10 Facts About Oils Which Perhaps You Did Not Know
According to recent studies, people who consume sunflower oil regularly, tend to have a higher risk of being afflicted by Parkinson’s disease, cancer, obesity and senile dementia.
We would like to introduce Arman Baydilov, a biochemist, physician, dermatologist, cosmetologist and immunologist. He left a prestigious job in a large company to practice medicine full-time, and to start his own edible oil production.
Dr. Baydilov explains that these negative consequences of sunflower oil is due to a high concentration of Omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids which provoke inflammation, especially in the brain. This phenomenon is known as the “pro-inflammation” effect. He states that nowadays, people have 20 times more Omega-6 fatty acids in their diets compared to the past. And this concerns soya and corn oil as well.
Dr. Baydilov gladly shares some very interesting facts about oils. Here they are:
- There are three different forms of Omega-3 fatty acids: ALA (alpha-linolenic), EPA (eicosapentaenoic), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acids). Our body cannot manufacture these PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) by itself, and that is why they must be consumed. The highest concentration of Omega-3 is found in linolenic oil. However, it does not taste as good as it may sound, so not everyone can simply add it to their diet, although it can be mixed with something to take away the horrible taste. It is impossible to manufacture it in capsules as it involves processing it via hot liquid gelatin. Moreover, linolenic oil loses its benefits when subjected to high temperatures. If a new technology to produce capsules without heating is found, then it will be very beneficial to peoples’ health.
- Linolenic oil consists almost 50% Omega-3 fatty acids which are represented by alpha-linolenic acid, which is irreplaceable. The human body can produce the two other fatty acids in small amounts. However, Omega-6s eliminate this process. That means that linolenic oil should not be combined with anything containing Omega-6, and people must consume it in the correct way. To make it work properly and have a healing effect, we can’t use Omega-3 and Omega-6 together (for example, linolenic and sunflower oil). Moreover, Omega-3 should exceed Omega-6 in our diet. This means that we should have less sunflower oil.
- In fact, we can’t say that oil is organic if it is processed at 50C and over. It is only perfect when it is manufactured using a special technology at 47C. If you want to check whether oil you buy has been subjected to over-heating or not, it is quite simple. Just open the bottle and sniff it. If you can smell fried seeds, then it is a bad idea to consume it.
- It is essential to cleanse your liver, and once you do so, you will feel better. Silybum marianum oil (holy thistle) is a good remedy for this, and has been proved effective for many years. It is utilized in official medicine as well, and is included in medications such as Hepabene and Carsil. There are no time restrictions to taking holy thistle. You may do so for years, and the dosage is 2-3 tablespoons per day. It is also beneficial for the skin and joints. Its advantages are that there is no taste and smell, and it has a comparatively low price.
- Walnut oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids. Moreover, it has other components which are beneficial for the heart, blood vessels and brain. It is leading in Vitamin E concentration, yet, it contains a lot of iodine, and should be taken with caution by people with thyroid gland issues. They should seek medical advice regarding this point.
- Pumpkin oil is famous for its natural antihelminthic properties, meaning it can destroy parasitic worms. It is profoundly rich in Zinc, which is vitally important for the skin, hair and nails, as protein molecules cannot be synthesized without organic zinc. It also protects from contagious diseases and cancer. And last but not the least, pumpkin oil is essential for men, as it is beneficial for the prostate.
- Oils can be consumed throughout life. Most people have their salads dressed with sunflower oil, so why not replace it with another type of oil which is better and more useful?
- Black cumin (black caraway) oil, should be highlighted here because it is very different from other oils. The Latin name of this plant is nigela sativa. It possesses quite a specific taste, so it won’t work very easily with food, unlike holy thistle oil. One should be aware that there are cheap and expensive black cumin oils. The difference is that the cheap oil is produced using an inexpensive base oil (cotton, sunflower seed or olive), with cumin seeds infused in it. The specific flavour of cumin is so strong, that even if this cheap component is bad quality and tastes bitter, it won’t be noticed. It is better if seeds are exported from Saudi Arabia or Ethiopia, and squeezed without adding any other components. So pay attention to the price, check the label, and don’t buy a cheap product.
- The reagent of black cumin oil is the substance timokhinon. Its ability to protect us from chemicals and radiation has been studied and proved for decades. It is known for its anti-mutation properties. Thus, American scientists scrutinized mutation and anti-mutation features of different oils. They put cell samples into petri cups and subjected them to mutagens, adding various anti-mutagens and oils. Black cumin oil was among them. All cells mutated to cancer cells in all cups, except the one with this special oil.That’s why those who are prescribed a course of chemotherapy should take into account that black cumin oil eliminates the medication’s effect. So it should not be combined with chemotherapy. Yet, it does a lot of good later.
- It is wrong to think that the human brain needs carbohydrates as it’s number one source. It requires fats first. This is because 70% of our brain is fat, and consists of mainly Omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids.
If glucose from carbohydrate is too elevated in the bloodstream, it brings on glycation. This means that a sugar molecule bonds with a protein molecule, and the latter fails to fulfill its functions. Glycation of brain proteins is a dangerous process which is the reason for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.