Health By John Carter / a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share Rice bran oil is mostly used in cooking, it add yummy flavor to food and also plays a vital role in health. Rice bran oil is good in regulating your cholesterol levels and reduces the inflammation. Dr. Ritika Samadar, Chief Dietician at Max Healthcare stated that “Rice bran oil will definitely lead the new era of cooking oils due to its health benefits and mineral vales. Balanced levels of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats help us in regulating the cholesterol levels in body. Rice bran oil got ideal levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) and monounsaturated fats (MUFA).” Rice bran oil contains 37% of polyunsaturated fats and 45% percent of mono saturated fats, which is almost in 1:1 ratio. In our normal cooking oils the levels of polyunsaturated fats are high, which sometimes leads to excess cholesterol accumulation in body. 11 Amazing health benefits of Rice bran oil Heart friendly oil Rice bran oil is rich in oryzanol, which is a good anti-oxidant, which helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the body. Dr. Gargi Sharma, Dietitian in Max medical center stated that, “replacing rice bran oil with your present cooking oil prevents your heart from cardiac disease”. Non sticky oil Rice brain oil is low vicious oil, results in non-sticky food. Food absorbs less oil so you need to look at the quantity you use. Prevent cancer Rice bran oil is rich in anti-oxidant and vitamin E and has ant mutagenic properties which help in prevention of cancer causing radicals. Immunity booster Consuming this oil is a good immunity booster, if you regularly consuming rice bran oil with your food, it will keeps you away from contagious diseases like cough and cold etc. Anti-inflammatory In some research studies conducted by Philippine university, stated that “consumption of rice bran oil reduces inflammation and reduces the effects of menopause like hot flash”. Skin Health Rice bran oil is rich in Vitamin E and many vital minerals, helps in provide natural glow to your facial skin. This oil acts a good skin hydrate and helps in keeping our skin soft and smooth. Weight loss Rice bran oil is rich in high fibre content. Due to high fibre content in this oil it helps in achieving slim structure and controls your weight. Anti-Aging Consuming Rice bran oil in acceptable levels helps in avoiding scales and wrinkles on skin. This will really help you achieving a wrinkle free skin. Anti-Allergic Rice bran oil is an anti-allergic and anti-fungal vegetable oil. This oil won’t cause any allergies on skin. This oil is suitable for almost all kinds of skin types. Speed up wound healing capacity Rice bran oil enhances the cellular regeneration, which helps in quick wound healing. Protects from sunburn Massaging skin with rice bran oil acts as a protective layer on skin and gives protection from sunburn. Side effects of Rice bran oil Rice bran oil is safe until you consume it in limited quantities, if you started consuming it heavily. It may leads to abnormal bowel movements. 1. Avoid at time of pregnancy and breast feeding Avoid using of rice bran oil at the time of pregnancy and breast feeding, due to the unsaturated fatty acids present in this oil, sometimes lead to improper digestion. 2.Gastrointestinal issues Are you facing problems with digestive tract problems like intestinal ulcers, adhesion etc.? Rice oil is not suitable for you. The fibre content in rice bran oil may cause blocking in your digestive tract.