5 Amazing Benefits Of Rice Bran Oil For Skin And Hair – Telegraph

Highlights

  • Rice bran oil is rich in various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • It is also used as a natural care product
  • Rice bran oil has flavonoids which can do wonders for skin and hair

skin and

hair care, natural oils can prove to be quite beneficial. If you wish to have a soft, supple and nourished skin, then

natural oils can do wonders as they have their own unique set of skin benefitting properties. Rice bran oil is used as a dressing in salads. It is not only great for cooking but is also widely used as a natural skin care product. It is quite rich in various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Rice bran is the outer layer of rice grain. According to Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, "Rice bran oil has the right amount of poly unsaturated fatty acids in it. Apart from this, it also has flavonoids present which can do wonders for skin and hair health." Here's a list of 5 benefits that rice bran oil has to offer. Read on to know more about them.

1. Nourishes Hair:
Rice bran oil is rich in

omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help nourish the hair. If you happen to have frizzy hair, then bring this oil to your rescue as regular use of this use oil could possibly make your hair thicker and easily manageable. To reap its benefits, massage your hair using this oil before hair wash. It will keep your hair follicles healthy.

10 Health Benefits of Rice Bran Oil )

Rice bran oil is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help nourish the hair

2. Protects Skin From UV Rays:
Take 2 drops of rice bran

oil and gently massage it over your face until it is fully absorbed. This oil will protect your skin from pollution and also act as a natural sun screen.

Rice bran oil act as a natural sun screen

3. Acts As A Makeup Remover:
The natural antioxidants present in the rice bran oil could also help you get rid of excessive

makeup, making your skin look supple and soft. It is an excellent source of

vitamin E which has the tendency to penetrate deep into your skin's layers.
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The natural antioxidants present in the rice bran oil could also help you get rid of excessive makeup

4. Prevents Early Hair Greying:
The antioxidants present in the oil not only provide skin nourishment but also help in keeping the skin young. It prevents early signs of

hair greying. Use warm rice bran oil and massage your hair twice a week. To make the most of it, add 2-3 drops of this oil to your shampoo as well.
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Rice barn oil prevents early signs of hair greying

5. Prevents Dark Circles:
Rice bran oil enhances the

blood circulation around the eye area and prevents puffy eyes and

dark circles. The high concentration of sterol in it lightens the under eye skin and prevents dark circles.
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Rice bran oil enhances the blood circulation around the eye area and prevents puffy eyes and dark circles

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Green eating – Times of India – Telegraph

Three trends that confirm the world is all for eco-friendly eating.

Much before man knew how to hunt or farm, leave alone adulterate or pollute, he foraged for food. It was as organic as it could get. That's one amongst many other movements that the culinary world is bouncing back to in its effort to go green again. Sustainable food is the watchword in today's polluted milieu with more and more practices geared towards eating and cooking clean.

Into the Wild

Modern-day foraging is hunting for exotic wild flowers, seaweeds, ferns, mushrooms and root veggies to add that outlandish touch to culinary creations. Chef Rene Redzepi of world-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen took the culinary art of foraging to new levels with his wild food initiative. He hopes that one day schools will teach children about "natural food" the same way they do about reading, writing, and maths. Foraging reconnects people with nature in a really positive way. Once you can identify plants, appreciate their culinary and medicinal values, you are left with a deep awe and respect for them. "We do forage but not every day. It is intense. We source things like bamboo rice, bamboo shoots, sea buckthorn and edible flowers for our Tasting Lab menu twice a month where diners get a 13-course meal with rare Indian ingredients," says chef Sujan S.

Garden like a chef

The chef-to-farmer transition and vice versa is but natural. Their food sensibilities are so much in sync. Increasingly, chefs are growing what they cook, whether it's microgreens in a small incubator or apples, lavender and honeybees in a vast rooftop garden. A lot of chefs from Delhi and Mumbai have turned farmers running small farms supplying organic produce to other chefs "You won't believe what all we can grow in our backyard — right from microbeets to parsnips and artichokes," says chef Sujan S. In-house culinary gardens are big. Be it terrace gardens in residential homes or herbariums at posh hotels, it gives a sense of reassurance about what you are consuming at the end of the day.

Know your source

A Delhi-based restaurant launched their earth menu giving details of all the farmers and organic stores they have tied up with and intricate geographical details of each dish on the menu. "You have to be absolutely transparent with your health-conscious customers to be trusted these days," says chef Abhishek Basu. Globetrotting diners want to know everything — the way a certain food tastes, how the farmer grew it and how far it travelled to get to the plate. "We'd rather give our guests pure food that's healthy for their bodies," adds Basu who recently grew gorgeous rocket leaves and lettuce in discarded bathtubs.

Guess, it's time to get those gardening gloves on!

-Foraging reconnects people with nature in a positive way. Once you know plants, appreciate their medicinal values, you are left with a deep awe for them.

-Diners today want to know everything — the way a certain food tastes, how the farmer grew it and how far it travelled to reach the plate.

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