How to Benefit from Grapeseed Oil

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Grapeseed oil offers several different health benefits.
Grapeseed oil offers several different health benefits. (Image: diciu at Morguefile.com)

Grapeseed oil can be purchased at some regular grocery stores and at many health food stores, and grapeseed oil provides several different health benefits. Read on to learn specific ways that you can benefit from consuming grapeseed oil.

You can cook with grapeseed oil, which is probably the easiest way to use it and gain grapeseed oil benefits. By the way, grapeseed oil is exactly what it sounds like: the oil that is extracted from the tiny seeds inside of grapes. Many people find that grapeseed oil has a light, pleasant, unobtrusive taste that actually helps to bring out the flavors of whatever it is that you might be cooking. However, cooking with grapeseed oil is not the only way to use it in the kitchen. You can also add grapeseed oil to give a light, tasty flavor to various sauces and dressings (including salad dressings).

Consuming grapeseed oil is one way to lower so-called "bad cholesterol" (LDL cholesterol), while simultaneously increasing "good cholesterol" (HDL cholesterol), thereby getting your overall ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol into a healthier balance.

Grapeseed oil is rich in Vitamin E, one of the more potent antioxidants with many health benefits of its own, including the boosting of your immunity, protection against the development of heart disease, and the maintenance of good cellular health. Consuming proper amounts of vitamin E from a variety of sources, including grapeseed oil, can also help women to feel better (i.e., significantly less "crampy" and achy) during PMS and menstruation.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some people also like to use grapeseed oil topically as an effective skin moisturizer. It can be applied directly to the face, where it will be absorbed into your skin and may help to soothe dry skin and reduce fine lines, "crow's feet" and other wrinkles.

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