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Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read more

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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Why is olive oil healthy?

Why is olive oil healthy?

Olive oil: Olive oil like canola oil is a monounsatured fat and these have been shown to lower cholesterol. These are considered to be healthy fats and so can be eaten regularly. ...Read more

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Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?

Sure: Eat anything you want as long as it doesn't cause symptoms. If some foods disagree with you (ex. Fatty foods can sometimes cause pain in patients with gallstones) then avoid them. ...Read more

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Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Are living oils like organic olive oil & avocados bad for you health?

Oils aren't alive: Hi. Oils aren't alive any more than the sugar on your table is alive. They're products from living things, but themselves are NOT living. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil and linseed oil?

What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil and linseed oil?

Flaxseed oil: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-flaxseed-oil

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Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Is organic pumpkin seed oil & organic cranberry seed oil safe to take with metoprolol?

Pharmacist: I believe your pharmacist can help you with this type of question. I feel most physicians are unacquainted with those supplements. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Olive: Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat, which when exposed to heat and oxygen gets oxidized and unhealthy. Use olive oil or coconut oil for baking or cooking. Use grapeseed or flax oils cold. ...Read more

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Does extra virgin olive oil good for cooking?

Does extra virgin olive oil good for cooking?

Yes: Olive oil has good health benefits especially cold pressed. It is healthy to minimize fried food. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: grapeseed oil or sunflower oil?

Grapeseed sunflower: Depends on what health issues you are trying to treat. Lets chant and we can figure out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Which is healthier for baking: olive oil or vegetable oil?

Olive oil: is by far the better oil for any use. Vegetable oils can contain a mix of oils and get solid at room temp. One has to read the label carefully to understand way we are actually consuming w/vegetable oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Wehani rice and/or pumpkin seed oil as allergen?

Rice: Though uncommon, pumpkin and its derivatives can cause an allergy as can various types of rice. There is no reason to expect that the more aromatic wehani rice would be an exception. Rice allergy as a whole is rare. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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What is the healthier oil for cooking? Canola, olive, etc.

Olive oil: Most vegetable oils under intense heat under go chemical transformation that make them unsafe. Avoid frying. If must fry try peanut, coconut oil the are able to remain stable in high heat. ...Read more

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My family cooks with mustard oil very often. Is this healthy oil to use ?

Ok: Vegetable oil in general is better.saffola sunflower or vegetable oil are better. Animal fat is not recommended ...Read more

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My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

Seems healthy but...: This is a traditional ayurvedic practice. I am not an expert on ayurveda but have great respect for it. I am not aware of research on this, so modern science has little to say on this, but it seems safe. However, i would probably only do it twice a week and not use when it is hot out. See http://tips-for-lifestyle.Com/2011/12/18/body-oil-massage-body-massage-oils-mustard-oil-massage/. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Mustard oil: There is no good scientific evidence that mustard oil has ANY beneficial effects. There are toxic effects in high dose to the heart. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

No: The only effective treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement; there is no evidence that mustard oil or any other non- hormonal therapy is of benefit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to massage my boobs with mustard oil?

Is it possible for me to massage my boobs with mustard oil?

Anything is possible: But would not anticipate that it would benefit you. ...Read more

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Are mustard oil and sweet potatoes good for a hypothyroid patient?

Are mustard oil and sweet potatoes good for a hypothyroid patient?

Not useful: A hypothyroid person may take mustard oil and or potatoes, but one should not expect these items to help the hypothyroid state. If you are hypothyroid, seek a prescription from your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My age 26 male.I have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure, can I apply mustard oil?"

My age 26 male.I have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure, can I apply mustard oil?"

You can try: Mustard oil will not likely make your hair change back to its original color... but if it brings you joy, go for it! Good luck in your search! ...Read more

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My age 26 male.i have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure this can I apply mustard oil?

My age 26 male.i have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure this can I apply mustard oil?

WHITE HAIR ADULT MAN: FIRST OF ALL THIS IS NOT SERIOUS OR INFECTIOUS. IT SOMETIMES RUNS IN FAMILES. DO NOT WORRY. IF IT TROUBLES YOU, APPLY A HAIR DYE ...Read more

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Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Bad idea: Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is grapeseed oil good for your health?

Yes it could: anything from the grape is good for the general health,this is a nutritional fact,now if you ask me if there is any study has been done to prove that fact,no all these claimed done as a nutritional fact,they do not have to prove it by low,since it is not medicine.no research or scientific study has been done as far as i know. ...Read more

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What are the health uses of grapeseed oil?

What are the health uses of grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

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What's the best cooking oil for good health .

What's the best cooking oil for good health .

Olive oil: There is likely to be a difference of opinion, however, virgin olive oil is generally considered to be conducive to good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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