Oils are not on most peoples’ list of healthy foods – usually. In the past, a large majority of everyday people considered virtually all oils to be dangerous. It’s true that certain oils clog arteries and promote the production of health diseases. What’s also true is that monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils are undeniably beneficial for our health, according to The Harvard School of Public Health. If you have a few moments, I’d like to share a few oils with you that will upgrade your body and mind so you can be healthier, stronger (mentally and physically), and happier.
1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
EVOO has been scientifically proven to stop chronic diseases in their tracks. “Extra virgin” refers to the first “pressing” of the olive, from which the oil is extracted without heat or chemicals. EVOO is considered a cooking staple in many health communities. Here’s a few reasons explaining why:
- Controls LDL (“bad” cholesterol) while raising HDL (“good” cholesterol)
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Prevents colon cancer (as well as osteoporosis)
2. Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used by different cultures for thousands of years. These oils are particles distilled or extracted from the different areas of certain plants; flowers, leaves, roots, resin, etc. There are hundreds of essential oils in drugstores and pharmacies – for now, we’ll talk about one: Lavender.
Everybody who’s anybody knows about lavender. Any room that has a planted lavender in it looks more beautiful and encourages a relaxing atmosphere. Not only does this essential oil smell terrific, it cures pain relief, helps you fall asleep, promotes blood circulation and even contributes to boosting your immune system.
3. Cannibidiol Oils
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural food supplement; people who have used CBD oil have found that it promoted deep relaxation, as well as promoting a badly-needed calmness. This is because CBD is extracted and separated from varieties of cannabis.
Since cannabis contains a large amount of THC—which is largely responsible for getting smokers “high” or “stoned”—an unjust dark shadow has been cast over CBD oils. The best cbd oil contain zero traces of THC; it’s impossible to get high from cannabidiol. What is possible is immediate pain relief (by “inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways”). Pre-clinical research also shows that CBD oils successfully treats seizures, psychosis and anxiety.
4. Fish Oil
If you know about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, you know how huge fish oil can upgrade your health and immune system. Thanks to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), fish oils have been used by wise grandmothers and health-conscious families around the world. A few reasons are to battle heart disease, fight strokes and increasing mental health.
Here are a few other reasons why fish oil is rightfully popular right now:
- Helps shed weight from your body
- Promotes healthy pregnancies in expecting mothers
- Treats psoriasis and bad cases of acne
- Reduces the depths of depression
And more benefits than you can shake a stick at.
There you have it! 4 health-boosting oils that any lifestyle-conscious human, who cares about themselves, should get. What we’ve just discussed were some of the world’s healthiest oils. There are more, of course, like avocado oils and walnut oils; feel free to choose any one (or more) of these oils as you see fit. You seriously cannot go wrong, as it takes only a spoonful of oil to get your dose of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that keep your blood pumping and your brain working on full power.