The oil you use to cook your food, no matter how little you have of it, affects your health. While many of us stick to conventional cooking oils, rice bran oil is the all-new rage. Made from the outer husk of rice, this oil is packed with health benefits. Touted to be better than other cooking oils, rice bran oil is rich in vitamin E complex, tocopherols, tocotrienols, gamma-oryzanol, high amounts of phytosterols, polyphenols and squalene — all compounds that do immense good for our body.
Among its health benefits: lowers cholesterol levels, protects against heart attacks, regulates thyroid function, helps build muscles, relieves symptoms of menopause, and good for the skin.