Exploring the Health Benefits of Bella Del Sol High Oleic Sunflower Oil 

The high oleic content of Bella Del Sol lends to a higher content on monounsaturated fats and lower Omega-6 content.

You’re familiar with olive and avocado oils, but these aren’t the only cooking oils with significant health benefits. Oils can be categorized by the types of fats they contain, including saturated and unsaturated fats. These forms of fat not only denote to the consistency of the oil (solid vs. liquid at room temperature), but they determine the health benefits of a given oil. Oils high in unsaturated fats poses the most health benefits. This is why olive and avocado oils gained so much popularity. These oils, and others with high oleic content, are particularly high in monounsaturated fats, making them a healthy choice for cooking oil.

Sunflower oil is most commonly used in high temperature cooking, including roasting and frying. While it is typically not known for its high oleic and monounsaturated fat content, Bella Del Sol sunflower oil is an exception to this rule. With an impressive composition of unsaturated fats, including Omega-9 fatty acid, Bella Del Sol offers its unique cooking application in combination with healthy fat composition. Read on to learn how incorporating more healthy fats into your daily food preparation can lead to various health benefits.

  

High Oleic Oils

High oleic oil is a class that earns its name from its specific chemistry. Its chemistry is what allows high oleic oils to be a concentrated source of monounsaturated fats (MUFA’s). This form of healthy fat even appears to help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Because of this, they are considered to be much healthier than saturated and trans fats. A specific form of MUFA that appear to have anti-inflammatory properties, and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and certain types of cancer, is Omega-9 fatty acid. This nutrient is found in Bella Del Sol sunflower oil, a featuring making it a more nutritious option than other sunflower oils.  

Health Benefits

Cholesterol

When it comes to heart disease, high blood cholesterol is a significant risk factor. Cholesterol can be a hereditary factor, and your lifestyle choices can impact this metric, too. High oleic oils have been found to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, which is the more worrisome form of cholesterol. By introducing more high oleic oils into your diet, you may be able to improve your cholesterol values and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Blood Pressure

Another risk factor of heart disease and stroke is blood pressure (BP). This is another metric in which lifestyle can play a role, and your food choices can positively and negatively influence your blood pressure. While sodium can raise your BP number, high oleic oils may help lower blood pressure. Eating more fresh foods prepared with high oleic oil and fewer canned, packaged, and commercially prepared items can reduce sodium in your diet while simultaneously providing unsaturated fats to aid your heart health.

Inflammation

Inflammation in your body can take many forms, and inflammation that is chronic is yet another risk factor for heart disease and other health conditions. The monounsaturated fat and Omega-9 content of high oleic oils have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing the risk of these chronic conditions. Omega-3 fats, another form of unsaturated fat, also appear to reduce body inflammation. A diet that contains a variety of unsaturated fats is ideal for maximizing health benefits.

Joint Health

Inflammation can occur in your joints, leading to pain and discomfort. This is especially true in conditions like arthritis. Because high oleic oils can reduce body inflammation, they may also help reduce joint pain and improve overall joint health. Unsaturated fats in general can help lubricate joints, further improving joint health.

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