When you think about oil, generally you think about one thing. ‘Murica!
Ok the article isn’t done there, as much as you think it should be. While oil might make your car go “zoom zoom” like a Mazda commercial, oil also helps your body out. Why? Well I’ll tell ya why. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a normal metabolism, as well as depression, ADHD, arthritis and a wealth of other awesome things. While you can get this from nuts, seeds and the sorts, you can also get it through oils. It’s a quick easy way to lube the chassis, if you know what I mean.
Ok, that sounded a bit perverted. Back to the topic.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
This here oil looks creepy. It’s dark and green like a Type O Negative song. But it has a nice rich and nutty flavor, and is a ridiculous source of fatty acids, antioxidants and DHT blocking compounds like beta-sitosterol. The benefits continue on with blocking the effects of DHL by inhibiting its conversion from testosterone. Science. Fuck yeah. Taken regularly, pumpkin seed oil benefits many aspects of our health, like enhancing our immune systems, improving skin tone and preventing inflammation.
Along with that, it can help with Hair Loss, Intestinal Parasites, Arthritis, Heart Disease, and good news if you suffer from IBS! It can help with that also. Keep it away from light, or else it will spoil. A dark bottle in the fridge will help it keep for months.
Hemp Oil can’t be smoked. Well it can be but why would you do that? Cannabis genes can produce the oil, but usually only industrial hemp is used to make hemp oil. During this process the psychoactive substances associated with the genes, specifically that THC stuff, is void of all it’s psychoactive properties. Bad news for you folks who like to get loopy.
The good news for you people who want some extreme health bennies. First off you don’t have to consume it to use it for the forces of the light side of the force. Got a rough patch of skin? Slap some hemp oil on that ass to soften it up like a baby. You can cook with it also. Make a little salad dressing out of it. Put it in your smoothies. It’s even a safe non-toxic replacement for petroleum. You can even replace PLASTICS WITH IT. Miracle oil basically. Like Coconut Oil jr.
Speaking of the Lord Almighty, Coconut Oil is to the oil world what Devin Townsend is to sound. Coconut Oil has more benefits than Obamacare. If MacGyver was ever trapped and needed three things to beat the bad guys, he’d want Duct Tape, a paper clip and Coconut Oil. No lie.
Coconut Oil’s benefits, often researched can range from anything on weight loss (due to the MCT’s) by increasing your overall energy levels. Along with that the Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, helping to stave off infections.
Fun fact: coconut is a dietary staple in a lot of the world that have the best overall health. The example? That would be the Tokelauans of the South Pacific, who have next to zero heart disease in their midst. We should also mention it improves blood cholesterol levels. I mean, there really isn’t anything it can’t do man.
So which should you get to super charge your life? Simple.
Udo’s 3.6.9 Blend is a beast. Combining organic Flax, Sesame and Sunflower Seed oils, this is a staple in Scott Jurek’s diet. You know, Scott Jurek? Vegan Ultra-marathon Running Champion. He swears by this and so do I. It improves stamina and helps aid recovery. It improves protein utilization to help build lean mass and decrease fat storage. Healthy fats also help boost testosterone. If you didn’t know, now you do guys.
On top of all that, it helps with joint pain, inflammation, and immune function. The benefits of this oil are freakin’ endless. Best of all this oil has a 2:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3. If you get an oil that is not blended to perfect it cannot be used to it’s optimum. This is the choice for a perfect blend of the two. Straight up fish or flax oil does not have this. Packed into this as well are 48 mg of phytosterols, which are fats present in all plants that have shown to push out high biochemical effects in both animals and humans.
Why No Fish Oils?
While vegetarian and vegan diets have been shown to help some people with arthritis, people who eat large amounts of red meat, dairy and processed foods could suffer more. The point here is that plant-based diets (that are rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fats) are helpful, whereas Western diets (rich in meat, dairy and processed foods) contain harmful saturated fat which can increase the pain and inflammation of arthritis. The fact that people also lose weight on a plant-based diet is an added bonus. And well, no harm to animals.
Omega-6 fats don’t appear to help people with arthritis. In fact, they may increase inflammation by competing with omega-3 fats. Most people have diets which already contain more omega-6 than they need. If you have arthritis, it may be helpful to replace some of the omega-6 fats (found in sunflower oil, corn oil and products made from them such as margarine) with omega-3 fats from flaxseed, hempseed and rapeseed oils and walnuts. Omega-3s from these sources will ensure you get this healthy fat without exposing your body to the harmful toxins found in oily fish. For an extra boost, you can take omega-3 algal supplements.
Long and the short of it. You can get everything you need from an oil, from a plant based oil.