Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil
Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is a controversial ingredient, made so by numerous high profile claims and endorsements that it helps burn belly fat without any changes in diet or physical activity. We cringe at claims like these, but there has been research done showing that, after daily consumption, a diet rich in safflower oil did help reduce abdominal fat and increase muscle tissue. More importantly, the findings showed that safflower oil was a safe and effective way of reducing risk of heart disease. Its active ingredient? Linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid shown to be beneficial in the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Selection Process

Safflower oil can be found in most whole food and health food stores. Look for safflower oil varieties that are higher in linoleic acid (good for consuming raw) versus varieties higher in oleic acid (good for cooking.) Be sure to buy oil that is organic and free of any chemicals or additives. Add less than a teaspoon to your daily Blast for best results.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (13.6 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 120.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 13.6g 20.9%

Saturated Fat 1.0g 5.1%

Trans Fat 0.0g

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.0g 0.0%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 0.0g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 15.5%
Vitamin K 1.2% Thiamin 0.0%
Riboflavin 0.0% Niacin 0.0%
Vitamin B-6 0.0% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.0% Magnesium 0.0%
Zinc 0.0% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.0% Manganese 0.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.