If you’re someone who has trouble keeping up with the world of nutrition, you’re not alone! There are near endless amounts of foods and nutritional supplements out there making it really difficult to find exactly what you need when you need it. Here at Gentle Difference, we want to make the process of narrowing down these different nutritional supplements as easy as possible. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at two different types of cooking oils: olive oil and hemp seed oil. If you have any questions at all, be sure to give us a call.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil, or simply hemp oil, is the product of cold-pressing hemp seeds, not the plant itself. What sets hemp seed oil apart from other types of oils is its 3:1 essential fatty acid ratio. Compared to other oils, hemp seed oil has a nuttier taste to it making it great for a variety of unique recipes. Although hemp is still somewhat of a taboo subject, you’ll be relieved to know that this is mainly due to misconceptions. Hemp oil contains less than three percent THC meaning it’s impossible to get “high” off of. Hemp seed oil is a healthy option for any diet.
When you look at olive oil and hemp seed oil side-by-side, you’ll notice that the olive oil is yellow while the hemp seed oil has sort of a green tinge to it. It’s the magic ingredient found in most Mediterranean foods and is part of the reason this food has been recognized as some of the healthiest on the planet.
Lavender oil is one of the essential oils and is made from fresh lavender flowers. Believe it or not, lavender doesn’t just look pretty, it can have unbelievable health benefits as well. By slowing the central nervous system, lavender oil helps to promote concentration, hair growth, and better sleep.
Chances are, you’ve heard of people using eucalyptus oil once or twice. It’s created from the leaves of the Eucalyptus odorata which is similar to the eucalyptus tree, but smaller. Eucalyptus is great for respiratory health and can help to prevent a cough or congestion. When inhaled in steam form it acts as an expectorant, loosening phlegm in nasal passages and the lungs.
Derived from pomegranate seeds, pomegranate oil is rich in the essential fatty acid linolenic acid. This may help delay the development of skin cancer and colon cancer and can enhance the immune system.
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Although there are hundreds of beneficial essential oils out there, we usually only hear about olive oil. There are so many other oils that are both beneficial and can be great for cooking, applied as topical treatments, or taken as a supplement. Here at Gentle Difference, we’re happy to provide high-quality full-spectrum hemp seed oil which has a huge range of benefits ranging from stress relief to improved sleep. Give us a call today to learn more.