Thursday, August 27, 2020

Good And Bad Fats | Inchaway Sacha Inchi Oil Review

 Yes you didn’t read it wrongly. Fats can be good for you! Essential fatty acids aka linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, are good fats that can’t be produced by our body. It needs to be acquired from diet such as Sacha Inchi oil, sunflower oil and oily fish like tuna and salmon. Fat is also rich is vitamins A,D,E and K. Total calorie intake is the main culprit in weight gain including excessive carbohydrate and protein, not necessary fat! Saturated fat and trans fat though are definitely the ones we should limit as these can lead to heart attacks. 



Read WebMD to know more about the good and bad fats!


Inchaway Sacha Inchi Oil 



Sacha Inchi is commercially planted to harvest its seeds in which oil high in polyunsaturated fatty acids can be produced. Inchaway uses advanced cold pressed technology to preserve the nutrients in its oil including omega 3/6/9 fatty acids, vitamin E (including tocotrienol which is promising in stroke and dementia prevention). The seeds are farmed as non GMO, fertiliser and pesticide free. Therefore it is also vegan friendly. Inchaway owns about 2000 acres of Sacha Inchi plantation in Laos, managed by an experienced Taiwanese professional. 



Besides that Inchaway Sacha Inchi Oil is also certified by GMP and Hakim so our Muslim friends can enjoy its benefit as well. 


Interestingly, there’s a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study done on Sacha Inchi Oil consumption. This is a type of high quality study in which people compare using different plant based oils with a dummy looking at the effects under controlled environment. The great news is both sacha inchi oil and sunflower oil were beneficial in lowering bad LDL cholesterol. Good HDL cholesterol increment was only observed in Sacha Inchi oil. There was no kidney or liver damage seen during the study period. Nor significant side effect besides mild nausea which resolved with time. 



The full study can be found here.


I personally dislike consuming oil on its own but find using Sacha Inchi oil in salad dressing gives a pleasant nutty taste. Below is one of my favourite salad recipe.


Chicken Slice salad with Sacha Inchi Oil vinaigrette 



Vinaigrette Ingredients


1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup sacha inchi oil

4 cloves garlic roasted and minced

2 TBSP thyme fresh

Himalayan pink salt to taste

Black peppercorns ground, to taste


Salad ingredients

1 hard boiled egg quartered

2 Roman lettuce coarsely chopped

6 Cherry tomatoes halved

1 Grilled chicken breast - sliced 


Basically toss everything and a nutritious yet filling lunch is done!



Grab your own Sacha Inchi Oil from Inchaway! Remember to use the code HTIxDR!

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