What Are The Health Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What are the health benefits of grapeseed oil? The health benefits are that it is high in antioxidants, polyunsaturated fats and Omega-6 fatty acids. Grapeseed oil has been popular over the last 30 years or so. What interesting is that it is processed from grapes which is the byproduct of making wine.

The percentage of fatty acids of grapeseed oil is:

  • Polyunsaturated fats- 70%
  • Saturated fats- 10%
  • Monounsaturated fats- 16%

Other nutrients it has is linoleic acid and phenolic antioxidant acids.

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Another vitamin that is high in grape seed oil is Vitamin E. One tablespoon of vitamin E is 3.9mg. There was an 8-week study on 44 overweight obese women that took grapeseed oil compared to a group that took sunflower oil. The group that took grapeseed oil showed improvement in insulin resistance and had reduced levels of inflammation. And it also showed that it reduced the blood’s tendency to clot.

It is important to know that it is not advisable to use grapeseed oil for frying as it is extremely sensitive to high heat. But it can be used in salad dressing or used on baked goods. Because it has a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids that is why it never should be used in high heat ever.

Other uses of grapeseed oil are for skin moisturizing and improving the softness of the skin. And it also helps preventing acne outbreaks by attacking the bacteria deep in the pores. And because it has a high amount of Vitamin E it can help with improving the skin as well as reducing UV sun ray damage.

The Bottom Line is grapeseed oil is high in antioxidants and Omega 6 fatty acids which is helpful in the lowering the risk of chronic diseases.

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