Sunflower Oil


Sunflower Oil Health Benefits:
Heart diseases | Boosts immunity | Cancer | Skin | Asthma | Anti-inflammatory | High Cholesterol | Arthritis | Obesity |

Sunflower Oil Nutrition:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 3,699 kJ (884 kcal)
Fat 100 g
Saturated 10.3 g
Monounsaturated 19.5 g
Polyunsaturated 65.7 g
Vitamins
Vitamin E 41.08 mg
Vitamin K 5.4 μg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28

Sunflower Oil Health Benefits:
Heart Disease:
Sunflower Oil contains a good blend of poly- and monosaturated fats that help reduce bad cholesterol levels from blood. Sunflower Oil is rich in Vitamin E and low in saturated oils. Moreover, it is also rich in phytochemicals like choline and phenolic acids, that can help protect your heart against many heart diseases.
 
High Cholesterol:
Saturated fats present in many oils can prove to be very difficult to digest. In addition, saturated fats also get deposited in many parts of the blood vessels, resulting to increase in LDL levels of cholesterol. Poly and monosaturated fats can provide energy and are also easier to digest, thus making Sunflower Oil as one of the healthiest oils for consumption. Lecithin, present in the oil also lowers cholesterol levels.

Skin:
Vitamin E, present in Sunflower Oil, is an important antioxidant compound that helps improve health of the the skin tremendously. Vitamin E prevents damage due to sunlight and helps in the regeneration of skin cells. It prevents damage due to free radicals and improves wound healing, scar reduction, and makes the skin more beautiful.