Could canola oil be the ticket to your good health? Studies conducted over the past decade have underlined many health benefits of this dietary oil derived from rapeseed. High in monounsaturated fatty acids, canola oil was shown to have beneficial effects in people with obesity and diabetes. Some studies also linked consumption of this oil with reduced cancer risk and enhanced intelligence in children. A study published in the journal Obesity towards the end of 2016 showed that including canola oil in a healthy diet might help reduce abdominal fat in as little as four weeks. ‘Canola oil contains only seven per cent saturated fat, less than half that of olive oil, widely touted for its health benefits.’ Researchers believe that monounsaturated fats in canola oil help reduce abdominal fat which is linked with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and for conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Another study, published in the journal Diabetes Care in 2014, showed that canola oil should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type-2 diabetes. In an experiment involving over 140 people, participants eating canola bread diet experienced both a reduction in blood glucose levels and a significant reduction in LDL, or "bad", cholesterol. What is more, compared to olive oil, canola oil costs much less, according to Jivo Canola Oil, one of the largest importers and sellers of canola oil in India. Canola oil is also widely regarded as healthy because of its omega-3 fatty acids contents. Omega 3 is a key component in the brain's development and effective in the treatment of depression. It is also considered essential for reducing risk of most coronary heart diseases and brain development problems. Another study by scientists at South Dakota State University in the US found that canola oil reduced the size and incidence of colon tumours in rats. "This is the first time anyone has done work on the effect of canola oil in animals on colon cancer prevention. Canola oil was able to reduce the incidence of colon cancer in animals almost to one-third," said Chandradhar Dwivedi, who led the study. The findings, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, suggested that using canola oil in household cooking may protect against colon cancer development. Source: IANS << Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals to Use Artificial Intelligence (... Why Children in India Prefer Junk Food Over Healthy Food >> Recommended Reading Is Canola Oil Healthy? Canola oil is a genetically modified rapeseed oil. Compared to saturated oils it reduces abdominal fat and bad cholesterol. It is rich in vitamin E and MUFA. READ MORE Canola Oil Cuts Heart Disease Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Canola oil should be the choice of oil for people with type 2 diabetes, a new study has suggested READ MORE Saturated Fats are Bad for Health, Should be Replaced With Unsaturated Fats People who ate more saturated and trans fats had higher mortality rates than those who consumed the same number of calories from carbohydrates. READ MORE Fat Content in Vegetable Oil / Ghee / Cooking Oil Fat Content in Vegetable Oil or Ghee or Cooking Oil is an interactive diet calculator that quickly calculates the amount of saturated and unsaturated fats in cooking oils to help you choose healthy oil. READ MORE Health Benefits of Egg Oil Egg oil or egg yolk oil is extracted from the yolk of chicken eggs. Find out how egg oil can be used in your beauty regimen, with face packs of egg oil for skin & hair being very popular. READ MORE Health Insurance - India Health insurance has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the non-life insurance industry with 30% growth in 2010-11 with annual premium collections being over Rs 6,000 crores. READ MORE Nordic Diet The vegetarian friendly Nordic Diet is not just for weight loss but also for cardiovascular health. Nordic diet food list includes oily fish, canola oil. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Post-Nasal Drip Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants The Essence of Yoga More News on: Diet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseNordic DietHealth Insurance - IndiaHealth Benefits of Egg OilIs Canola Oil Healthy?