WHAT ARE COLD PRESSED OILS?
Cold pressing is a method of extraction of oil from the oilseeds. Cold pressed oils are extracted by pressing seeds mechanically in a wooden machine where no heat is used to preserve the nutrients in the oil. The oil that is extracted is unfiltered unrefined and 100% pure (No chemicals are used in the oil at any point of time). It is exactly how our ancestors have been extracting the oil for 1000's of years. These oils are full of nutrients and also the natural flavour of the seeds enhance the taste of the food if used in cooking.
COLD PRESSED OILS VS REFINED OILS
These days people are moving towards a healthy lifestyle wherein they want to eat healthy and nutritious food and want to avoid processed food, however one key aspect of healthy living that people often miss out are the oils.
It is extremely important to know the oil that one is using in their diet. People usually buy refined oil after watching commercials on TV which promise you to lose weight with labels like lite, losorb, refined and blanched which means that the oil has been highly processed through extremely high temperatures and have undergone the treatment of harsh chemicals and processing which destroys all the nutrients in the oils. What is the point of adding such oils to our diet that do more harm than good and have nothing but calories to offer you
So now lets understand the benefits of cold pressed oils.
- Full of nutrients: Cold pressed oils contain all essential nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants, phospholipids, lecithin and protein too!
- No Chemicals: While refining, various chemicals are used like Sodium, Hexane, Hydroxide, Bleaching Agents, Sodium bicarbonate etc. Cold pressed oils are totally free from chemicals like Gallate, Propyl, BHT, BHA which are mentioned as preservatives in other oils which very toxic. If you prefer living organically and avoid chemicals, you must think about switching to cold pressed oils.
- Low cholesterol: Cold pressed oils are extracted with less heat which saves all nutrition and is great for skin and helps in losing weight as it is easy to digest due to low cholesterol level.
- Boosts immune system: The natural antioxidants in cold pressed oil help reduce radical cell damage in your body and they are also rich in vitamin E, with properties like healing and anti-inflammation.