Soybean Oil

Can help reduce coronary heart disease, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently awarded a qualified health claim for soybean oil and heart disease, noting that a daily intake of approximately 1½ tablespoons of soybean oil as a replacement for sources of saturated fat in the diet, could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Soybean oil is one of the main oils that contains high amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (MUFA and PUFA). This specific fatty acid composition helps to reduce blood cholesterol fractions, thus lowering the risk of heart disease.

Reduce cholesterol

Soybean oil has a good lipid profile with saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in healthy proportions (SFA:MUFA:PUFA=16:24:58). Linoleic acid (omega-6) is the major polyunsaturated fatty acid found in oil; phytosterols, especially B-sitosterol, inhibit cholesterol absorption and reduce blood LDL-cholesterol levels by 10% to 15%.

Can help with the treatment of Alzheimer’s

Soybean oil has an impressively high level of vitamin K, which has been consistently connected with improving the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and even reversing the effects in some cases. The vitamin K acts as an antioxidant against free radicals, keeping them from damaging the neural cells.

Boosts Bone Health

Soybeans have high vitamin K content. Vitamin K is an essential element in promoting bone formation and strengthening, and neuronal protection in the brain. Vitamin K has osteotrophic potential, which means that it can stimulate the regrowth or promote healing of bones. While this is often associated with calcium, vitamin K can also stimulate bone development in a very positive way. Therefore, make sure you switch to soybean oil if you want to help prevent certain conditions like osteoporosis, which is often a natural result of the aging process.

Skin Care

The high vitamin E content in soybean oil also acts as a powerful antioxidant while similarly protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E is directly associated with improving the appearance of blemishes, reducing acne scarring, protecting the skin against sunburn, and stimulating the regrowth of new skin cells to promote healing. Vitamin E is also associated with general antioxidant activity in the rest of the body, which boosts the immune system and helps to eliminate free radicals that cause certain conditions like cancer, premature aging, cognitive disorders, and heart diseases.

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