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Corn oil, as the name implies, is extracted from corn seeds, and is used in several occasions primarily as an edible oil as well as for industrial uses such as ingredient in margarine, soap, ointments, coatings, ink, textiles, and pesticides production, in the pharmaceutical industry as a molecules carrier, as a beauty ingredient for hair moisturizing or even for cleaning purposes as a stain remover from certain surfaces. Corn oil is rich with omega 6 and Omega 9 that are essential for our bodies. And compared with other grains such as wheat and rice, it has fewer calories. Corn is filled with flavonoids and lutein, which helps to maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes and vision. Corn is also a source of vitamin A, thiamine and vitamin B6. In addition to that, corn contains large amounts of water and dietary fibers.

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Health Benefits:
Cholesterol;

Corn oil is an effective element in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. Corn oil contains a high proportion of non-saturated fats rather than saturated fats. Where the unsaturated fats help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. FDA has added benefits from corn oil in reducing the risk of heart disease.

Blood Pressure:

Studies have shown that using corn oil in cooking helps to lower blood pressure about 12%formen and 5% percent forwomen with high blood pressure. Corn oil is a rich source of linoleic acid, that is needed for growth, skin and hair quality. Linoleic acid is “essential” because it cannot be generated by the body and must be provided externally.

Tocopherols:

Corn oil is an excellent source of tocopherols.Tocopherol has the function as an anti-oxidant and provides a good source of vitamin E.

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