Protect your Heart - Peanut oil

23-01-2014 13:48:49
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Last modified on 23 January 201413:49

Peanut (Groundnut) oil is one of the healthiest oils.This vegetable oil is naturally trans fat-free, cholesterol free, and low in saturated fats. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat. Because it has a higher smoke point, so it can be heated to a higher temperature than any other oil. This result in lower oil pick up in the food. So as to ideal for deep frying and healthy living.

Peanut oil has a ratio of SFA, MUFA and PUFA closest to WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations.

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton of Pennsylvania state university and colleagues found that diets high in peanuts, peanut butter and peanut oil are as effective as olive oil in protecting against heart disease and are even more heart healthy than very low fat diets.

In the first study, conducted by Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton and Dr. Tom Pearson, five types of diets like low fat, olive oil, peanuts plus peanut butter, peanut oil and a typical American food with 35% fat were given to 22 healthy men and women aged between 21-54. At the beginning of the study, many of these persons had slightly elevated blood cholesterol level.

This study revealed that the diets which include peanut oil, peanuts plus peanut butter, and olive oil lowered total cholesterol (14%) and LDL - cholesterol (11%) in just 4 weeks. These diets were considered to be better than low fat diet as they lowered the triglyceride levels without affecting the HDL - cholesterol level.

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton believes that the experimental results offer people a food option for increasing monounsaturated fats in the diet and adding variety, flexibility, and eating satisfaction to diet planning. The research team also believes that the positive effects from peanut products may go beyond beneficial fatty acids. Antioxidants, Vitamin E, folic acid, phytochemicals, fibre, minerals and plant protein present in peanut oil contribute to heart disease protection.

In an another study, Dr. Richard Mattes, Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, showed that snacks of peanuts and peanut butter gave more satisfaction and feelings of fullness. After eating the peanuts and peanut butter, persons with normal weight -- who consumed seven different snacks -- did not in take more total calories but they increased the amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat in their diet.

In a different study, conducted by Dr. Frank Sacks and Kathy McManus, MS, RD, found that low fat diet is not required for the weight loss program to be successful. In this study, food with high saturated fat was replaced with food with monounsaturated fat like peanuts and peanut butter as they were tasty, satisfying and extremely nutritious.

Peanut (Groundnut) oil is high in mono-unsaturated fat, which is more stable and usually does not require artificial additives. It is considered to be the finest oil for cooking and frying. It is extremely robust and produces fewer flavour defects with long term use as compared with many other oils. Peanut oil also contains nutritional important natural antioxidants like tocopherol and tocotrionols as well as sterols, vitamin E etc., Dr. Trupti Kamat (Nutritionist) has explained this fact in his article Health Benefits of Groundnut oil.

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16 comments for “Protect your Heart - Peanut oil”

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 04 May 2014 at 00:15:38

    peanut oil has more phytosterols than olive oil – once of the most common forms of phytosterol which is found in high concentration in some plant oils, seeds and legumes such as peanuts. Phytosterols are not only protect against heart disease by interfering with the absorption of cholesterol by they also protect against cancer by inhibiting tumor growth

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 04 May 2014 at 00:27:01

    People with an already-high risk of heart disease, such as those with Type 2 diabetes, Groundnuts have beneficial effects . A stud y o f 6,000 women with Type 2 diabetes found decreased risk for heart disease when Groundnuts s, including Groundnuts and pea-nut butter, were consumed at least five times a week. Lower total and LDL cholesterol were also associated with frequent nut consumption

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 04 May 2014 at 00:31:18

    Healthy Oils Increase HDL cholesterol and may decrease LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides, which can increase risk of CVD if too high. Protein The right amount and right kind of protein is good for the heart and can lower bad cholesterol. Arginine L-arginine works by increasing production of Nitric Oxide, which increases circulation through vasodilatation. By improving circulation, it can decrease an individual’s risk for certain heart diseases. Fiber Good sources of fiber daily can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood cholesterol.Folate Functions in the body to help maintain and produce new cells. Folate intake can reduce blood vessel damage and heart disease. Vitamin E Inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Also, can prevent the formation of blood clots, heart attack or thrombosis. Potassium Delivers blood through the body and helps the heart beat. Diets with potassium can decrease cholesterol and blood pressure. Magnesium Regulates heart rhythm, controls blood pressure and limits complications of Congestive Heart Failure as well as pre-diabetes/diabetes. Increasing magnesium may prevent formation and the movement of blood clots.

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 29 May 2014 at 00:40:11

    Nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in women Y Bao, F B Hu, E L Giovannucci, B M Wolpin, M J Stampfer, W C Willett and C S Fuchs Abstract Background: Increasing nut intake has been associated with reduced risk of diabetes mellitus, which is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Methods: We prospectively followed 75 680 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, and examined the association between nut consumption and pancreatic cancer risk. Participants with a previous history of cancer were excluded. Nut consumption was assessed at baseline and updated every 2 to 4 years. Relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were estimated using Cox proportional hazards models. Results: We documented 466 incident cases of pancreatic cancer. After adjusting for age, height, smoking, physical activity, and total energy intake, women who consumed a 28-g (1 oz) serving size of nuts greater than or equal to2 times per week experienced a significantly lower risk of pancreatic cancer (RR, 0.65; 95% CI, 0.47–0.92; P for trend=0.007) when compared with those who largely abstained from nuts. The results did not appreciably change after further adjustment for body mass index (BMI) and history of diabetes mellitus (RR, 0.68; 95% CI, 0.48–0.95; P for trend=0.01). The inverse association persisted within strata defined by BMI, physical activity, smoking, and intakes of red meat, fruits, and vegetables. Conclusion: Frequent nut consumption is inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer in this large prospective cohort of women, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer.

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 29 May 2014 at 00:43:37

    Disease Prevention Inflammation Inflammation in the body is a mechanism thought to be at the center of the majority of chronic disease. Certain inflammatory factors in our blood like C-reactive protein (CRP), for example, have been identified as predictors of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, the foods you choose to eat can have an impact on inflammation. Population studies and smaller human studies have led to the understanding that some dietary factors may play a role in reducing inflammation (Nettleton, 2006). Certain fats, antioxidants, dietary fiber, arginine, and magnesium are components that have been shown to help regulate inflammation (Salas-Salvado, 2007). Foods with low glycemic loads have shown to decrease inflammation as well (Neuhouser ML). A relationship has also been observed between frequent peanut consumption and reduced inflammatory factors (Jiang, 2006). Peanuts contain many of the components shown to impact inflammation. This may be part of the reason that peanuts are beneficial, but the great thing about peanuts is that they have all of these components together in one small package. Further, reduced inflammation with peanut intake may be contributing the association that is seen with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Magnesium Since many Americans take in levels of magnesium that are lower than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), a small amount of peanuts daily is a great way to boost intake. A study at Purdue University showed that eating peanuts every day increases blood magnesium too (Alpher, 2003)! In those with intakes of magnesium below the RDA, one study showed that CRP was more likely to be elevated. Another study looking at over 11,000 women from the Women’s Health Study showed that low magnesium intake was associated with an increased risk of inflammation

  • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 29 May 2014 at 00:52:03

    Gourmet Peanut Oil Gourmet roasted peanut oils are not refined and are considered specialty oils. Some of these gourmet peanut oil may be roasted, aromatic oil, which provide a wonderful peanut aroma and flavor to many food products. They provide significant levels of vitamin E and phytosterols and are available in many retail outlets. 100% Peanut Oil Packaging can be confusing at times. Sometimes oils are blended. To receive all of the benefits of peanut oil for your turkey fry, look for peanut oil as the only ingredient, or for “100% peanut oil” on the packaging. Who Recommends Peanut Oil? The 2005 US Dietary Guidelines recommend keeping “total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and vegetable oils,” like peanut oil. The American Heart Association says “Most of the fats you eat should be the “better” fats – monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats.” Vegetable oils (canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil,

  • • Dr . Natarajan Venkat Kumar B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,
    Posted 23 August 2014 at 02:29:17

    oil, Phytosterols Prevalent in Peanut oil ( Groundnut oil ) provide protection Against Cancer Researchers at the state university of New York at Buffalo examined that SIT content of several peanut products and found that peanut oil contains about 190 mg SIT/100 gm, making it a good source. In fact, refined peanut oil contains 38% more protective SIT than refined ( pure ) Olive Oil 8 mg Beta Sitosterol content ( mg/100g) of Peanut oil ( GROUND NUT OIL ) compared with Unrefined Peanut oil ( Groundnut oil ) 191 mg/100 g Refined Groundnut oil (Peanut oil ) 153 mg/100g

  • Usha
    Posted 28 August 2014 at 20:03:08

    I am worried about the SULFITE content in your peanut oil.... Your label specifically says that your peanut oil contains sulfite. Please let me know why this is added and how much?

  • Anantharaj
    Posted 01 September 2014 at 16:50:35

    ground net oil good for health .

  • Usha
    Posted 10 September 2014 at 19:48:03

    Can you please answer my question I posted about Sulfite? It will really help make peanut oil my cooking oil of choice!

  • Rengarajan,N
    Posted 20 November 2015 at 17:23:07

    We move traditional Chekkus for groundnut oil.Because they use motor instead of Bulls( for energy).Apart from that, they are gold pressurized and keep the Vitamin K intact.So we move traditional Chekkus .. . for oil .... GOOD ...

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    Yes, I agree with you that Groundnut peanut oil is good for health.

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