Blended Cooking oils: the secret   of a healthy heart

We have often heard nutritionists or even the doctors recommend that we need to keep changing the oil we use for cooking every 2-3 months. Have you ever wondered why? The usual answer is that “It must be good for your health”. But do you know why it is good for your health? And why just one oil is not enough?

We’ll help you to demystify this.

In nature, all vegetable oils are composed of three types of fatty acids mainly SFA (saturated fatty acids), MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids). However, they are not in equal proportion. For example Palm oil is rich in SFA; Sunflower oil, Soyabean oils are high in PUFA; while Groundnut oils are high in MUFA. The National institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad suggests that it is important to obtain the right balance of all three fatty acids in the diet. However, no single seed oil can provide all the required nutritional benefits in a balance. This is why it is recommended to keep changing oils.

Then comes the next question. How do I know which 2 oils are good for me? This is where Blended Oils bring the expertise.

Talking on this topic, Dr. S. M. Sapatnekar, former Director of Haffkine Institute said that Blending of edible oils should be the right way forward. Blending of oil combines the potency of two edible oils and offers the right balance of SFA, MUFA & PUFA which is beneficial for heart health and overall health. Blended oils are also an excellent choice for cooking your daily food. He relied on Editorial of Indian Heart Journal that has concluded as follows: (Condensed) “Indian cooking conditions differ greatly, since the oils are often subjected to rather high temperatures. It produces toxic compounds that may potentially be mutagenic and atherogenic. Further, appropriate blending of edible oils (such as rice bran and safflower oil; coconut and sesame oil; canola and flaxseed oil) also appears to be a good option to reduce the plasma lipids, inflammation and, thus, the CHD risk”.

*Indian Heart Journal 68 (2016) 447–449

And when it comes to blended oils, one of the most popular and trusted brand is Saffola Gold. “With its dual seed technology, Saffola Gold gives you the goodness of 2 oils so you get a good balance of SFA, MUFA and PUFA in line with recommendation of National institute of Nutrition. It has natural antioxidants that helps fight free radicals” says Dr. Sudhakar Mhaskar, Chief Technology Officer of Marico Limited.

So now when someone tells you to keep changing your oil, you know why and more importantly the convenient alternative available in market.