Pakplast’s commercial ricebran oil is pure ricebran oil. It is extracted from rice bran, the outer layer of the rice grain. It’s commonly used as a cooking oil in many Asian countries, including Japan, India, and China. As a byproduct of rice milling, rice bran is usually used as animal feed or discarded as waste. Yet, it has recently gained attention for its potential health benefits as an oil.
Here are the 9 impressive benefits of rice bran oil.
1. Contains beneficial nutrients
2. May support healthy blood sugar levels
3. May promote heart health
4. Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
5. May have anticancer effects
6. May fight bad breath
7. May enhance immune health
8. May boost skin health
9. Easy to add to your diet
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One tablespoon of rice bran oil contains:
Rice bran oil is a good source of:
Rice bran oil is also an excellent source of poly- and mono-unsaturated fats (the “good fats”). Studies have shown that consuming these unsaturated fats can improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Rice bran oil is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Research has found a number of potential health benefits to consuming rice bran oil:
For people with high cholesterol, substituting rice bran oil for other fats in their diet may improve health outcomes. Several studies have shown it to be effective in lowering cholesterol. This effect may be due to the high concentration of Vitamin E in rice bran oil.
Lower Blood Pressure
Rice bran oil can help to lower blood pressure, especially when used in combination with antihypertensive medication. One study reported that a blend of this oil and sesame oil resulted in a significant reduction in blood pressure and cholesterol.
Blood Sugar Management
In addition to lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, rice bran oil can be effective against high blood sugar for people with Type II Diabetes. In a randomized study, a blend of 80 % rice bran oil and 20 % sesame oil showed significant reduction in fasting and postprandial glucose markers (the amount of sugar in your blood after a meal) after 4 weeks.
Rice bran oil may give you better breath when used for oil pulling. Although the practice of oil pulling is traditionally done using sesame oil, rice bran oil was found to be effective in reducing halitosis (bad breath) when used.