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Benefits Of Groundnut Oil For Kids

By on May 19, 2017 in Child Health with 0 Comments

What we know as peanuts are also called groundnuts. These legumes are processed into cooking oil by pressing harvested the fat-rich nuts. Like all other plant-based oils, groundnut oil too is free of cholesterol.

Health Benefits Of Groundnut Oil For Children

Heart disease

Since one tablespoon of groundnut oil contains 13.5 gm of total fat, most of which is unsaturated, it can help lower the chances of children getting heart disease. It also lowers the levels of bad cholesterol when saturated and trans fats are replaced with unsaturated fats contained in groundnut oil. It also plays a major role in the upkeep of a healthy lipid profile. it lowers high blood pressure incredibly due to monounsaturated fatty acids that’s contained in groundnut oil.

Hardened cholesterol

The body produces as much cholesterol as it needs, so it doesn’t need any dietary cholesterol. Groundnut does not give out any cholesterol, so it helps keep the body’s cholesterol levels in check. If, on the other hand, a child’s diet is rich in cholesterol, groundnut oil can reduce the amount of plaque build-up in the arteries which could lead to hardening of the arteries or  atherosclerosis, something a groundnut oil diet can avoid.

benefits of groundnut oil

Antispasmodic

If you have a diabetic child, it would help him to eat a diet cooked in groundnut oil which would help to normalize his insulin level. Besides, it will also lower his blood glucose levels and regulate it and control blood sugar levels.

Skin care

If your toddler has nappy rash, it can be relieved by using lotions and creams that contain groundnut oil. These products contain groundnut oil which serve as moisturizers.

Dandruff

Groundnut oil is a natural antiseptic that cures dandruff, has a moisturizing effect on the hair and skin. To use groundnut oil on the hair, mix a tablespoon of it to a few drops of lemon juice and tea tree oil and apply the solution on your child’s scalp. Leave it on for about a couple of hours and then rinse it with mild children’s shampoo and water.

Hair health

Groundnut oil not only reduces the loss of protein but also thickens hair, moisturizes it and gets rid of damaged and split hair, and flaking scalps.

Diabetes

This oil works well on diabetic children. Not only does it help maintain blood sugar levels but if taken on a daily basis, groundnut oil can improve insulin production. This makes it extremely beneficial for children with diabetes.

Digestion

Groundnut oil prevents constipation, diarrhea and a range of gastrointestinal problems.

Acne

Your growing child’s first outbreak of acne can be relieved by groundnut oil when used in combination with lime juice.

benefits of groundnut oil kids

Strengthens muscles

Being rich in protein, a regular diet cooked in groundnut oil can lead to strong muscles and build-up of body mass.

Improves blood flow

Groundnut oil executes the dilation and contraction of blood vessels and muscles, thereby ensuring good blood flow all over the body with the help of linoleic acid present in groundnut oil.

Arthritis and joint pain

Groundnut oil can help cure your child’s joint pains and arthritis. All muscular pain will be eliminated and the body will be energized with a massage with groundnut oil. It contains Vitamin E which gives strong skin protection and stimulates better health.

Weight loss

Groundnut oil is extremely beneficial for obese children wanting to lose weight. By stir-frying food in groundnut oil. Since it is fiber-rich, it gives a feeling of satiation and prevents children from snacking on junk food and high calorie foods. In this way, they can desist from eating processed foods and keep their weight constant.

Healthy skin

For healthy and radiant skin, mix groundnut oil with lime juice and apply it on your child’s face and body.

Oral disorders

A regular intake of food cooked in groundnut oil can help strengthen teeth and gums. It also helps cure stomatitis, harmful bacteria and prevents your child’s tooth enamel.

Laxative

Groundnut oil is a mild and effective laxative, just right for children.

Conclusion

Groundnut oil, a popular vegetable oil, comes with a multitude of benefits, so it’s no wonder it is called a health oil. A regular intake of food cooked in groundnut oil can have long-lasting benefits of good overall health in growing healthy children.

 

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