Everything you need to fight off aging is in food. Doctors cannot underscore this point more. You may take your blueberries at home for granted but health experts say if people only knew just how rich these fruits are with antioxidants, groceries would ran out of these miracle fruits. The same goes for culinary argan oil.
Many are already aware of the beauty benefits of its cosmetic version as these have been all the buzz lately. But did you know that its culinary version has quite a number of health benefits as well aside from anti-aging? Some may insist that drizzling their food with argan oil is an unnecessary extra step especially if they’ve already prepared a healthy meal. However, doctors are citing some pretty convincing reasons why boosting your meal with this miracle oil may be worth the trouble.
Researchers have concluded that regular consumption of the culinary type of the Moroccan miracle oil will help prevent various cancers. Wondering what’s the science behind this? This is because of the oil’s high levels of oleic, linoleic acid and phenols. These metabolites have been shown to have some protective effects against cancer. This same study has also noted that the level of gamma tocopherol (a form of Vitamin E) in this so called liquid gold is higher compared to any other oil. Gamma tocopherol has shown to have strong chemopreventive and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Another study in 2005 was aimed to evaluate whether or not the consumption of this oil can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Sixty healthy Moroccans volunteered for this research. All were asked to consume at least 25 grams of butter per day for the next two weeks. Half of the sixty volunteers were asked to consume 25 grams of argan oil per day for next three weeks after that. Results of the study showed that the oil from Morocco has significantly decreased the triglyceride level in men. High levels of triglycerides in the bloodstream have often been linked to heart disease and stroke.
How to Incorporate Argan Oil in Your Daily Meals
In Morocco, this oil is often used as dips for bread. They even had this version called Amlou where roasted almond is added to the oil to achieve a peanut butter consistency. This liquid gold can also be used as dressings to salads. You can also drizzle it over couscous and meals like roast chicken just before serving.
Availability of Argan Oil
Because of its benefits, this oil is no longer exclusive to Moroccans. Most stores in developed countries already carry this item in their shelves.