Corn oil is an effective component in lowering blood cholesterol levels more than extra virgin olive oil. Corn oil offers high levels of polyunsaturated instead of saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats lower blood cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are approximately twice as powerful in raising cholesterol levels as polyunsaturated fats are in lowering them. Corn oil contains about 60 percent polyunsaturated, 25 to 30 percent monounsaturated, and 10 to 15 percent saturated fats. It has one of the highest phytosterol levels of the refined vegetable oils, 4 times more than olive oil. It helps in blocking the body’s absorption of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Kai Corn Oil lets the true flavor of your dish came through. Its high smoke point makes it a great all purpose cooking oil for everything from grilling and sautéing to stir frying and baking.
Nutritional profile of corn oil:
It contains phytosterol, phytoesters, linoleic acids, omega fatty acids, tocopherols, flavanoids, lutein and vitamins etc
- It helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels
- Corn oil diets can helps in blood pressure lowering in patients with high blood pressure
- Corn oil is a rich source of linoleic acid, necessary for growth and maintains skin and hair quality
- It is an excellent source of tocopherols. Tocopherols function as antioxidants and provide a good source of Vitamin E.
- It contains 54 percent of omega-6 and 28 percent of omega-9 fats, which promotes hair health
- Corn is also a vitamin A, thiamin, and vitamin B6 source, provides essential nutrients for maintaining overall health
- When compared with cereal grains like wheat and rice, has a lower calorie count
- Corn is filled with flavanoids and lutein, which together help maintain healthy mucus membranes, skin, and vision
To achieve cholesterol reduction, one serving of corn oil must be a part of healthy life and replace a similar amount of butter or other higher saturated fat oils.