Choosing the best fat sources is a decisive decision in the daily diet, which affects the state of health directly. On this basis, more and more people wonder about the best cooking oil alternatives, and it is well known that olive and avocado oil are the most healthy and recommended variants. Especially because of its positive effect on cardiac health. The good news is that there is an incredibly healthy and affordable new option that was often misunderstood: soybean oil. Soja oil is one of the most common and least appreciated variants.
It’s a vegetable oil derived from soya pressing (Glycine max) and is characterised by its abundance of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The truth is that for years scientists and consumers have been confused, and happily today science promotes good cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol.
This is suggested by a group of researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Texas Tech University in the nutritional sciences who led a study recently published in Nutrition.
Researchers have pointed out that soy oil is the most consumed in the USA but its hazards on its advantages are an important topic of discussion in the world that has confused consumers and physicians for years.
The truth is that in the food industry in the United States and despite its established cardioprotective effect soya oil is a very common ingredient
As part of the study, consumers were found to be far less likely to rate soybean oil as being healthy. In particular, compared to many other oils such as olive oil, canola oil, cocoon oil and avocado oil. The reason for this? Saturated fat is usually considered to be the main cause of heart disease and death.
A 2010 study found that in 80 percent of the world’s countries, twice as many cases of coronary heart disease were associated with inadequate levels of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats (such as soybean oil) compared with rates in the case of coronary heart disease caused by high levels of saturated fat, according to the researchers.
The aim was to expose the prevalent misunderstandings, thus the scientists carried out an analysis of earlier studies examining the health effects of soybean oil, including aspects relating to cardiovascular disease prevention, blood lipid level (cholesterol), inflammation, stress and oxidation. Following a study of various references, results show that soya oil not only “is unaffected by inflammatory biomarkers or increases oxidative stress” as a polyunsaturated fat, instead, blood cholesterol levels have fallen if soybean oil replaces saturated fat. The researchers’ findings were therefore compelling: there is evidence that soya oil has beneficial effects on the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Fortunately, these discoveries form a major ally in the development of new dietary recommendations and myths established for several years. We are aware today that soybean oil is a highly accessible, highly versatile healthy option, and also for cardiovascular diseases prevention and control. What are you waiting for in your daily routine? You’re not going to regret it and probably save on household expenses.
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