Soybean oil is the vegetable oil extracted from soybean seeds. It is the most popular as well as extensively used cooking oils in the world. It is obtained from soybean (scientifically, Glycine max) seeds; which is a rich source of proteins and omega fatty acids. It is high in MUFAs, low in saturated fats as well as trans-fat-free. While in the past, it was considered to be unhealthy, but health practitioners all over the world are now recommending it, because of the health properties it offers. Now let’s take a close look at some of the health benefits of soybean oil.
Soybean oil is rich in poly-unsaturated fats, omega-6 proteins as well as Linoleic & amino acid. It is low in saturated fats and is voted as an excellent cooking medium by many doctors
The essential vitamins found in Soybean Oil are: Vitamin K (24.7 µg) and Vitamin E (8.1 mg). Vitamin E is a lipid as well as an antioxidant which helps in keeping the cell membrane intact.
Soybean oil has an excellent lipid profile. It has saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (SFA: MUFA: PUFA= 16: 24: 58) fats in healthy proportions
It is rich in proteins like Threonine, leucine, Cystine, Tryptophan, Isoleucine, aspartic acid, and Glutamic acid.
Omega-3 fatty acids in soybean oil help prevent cardiovascular diseases by decreasing the risk. Also, they gradually decrease the growth of atherosclerotic plaque, slow down the possibility of arrhythmia heartbeats and decrease triglyceride levels.
Being low in saturated fat content and rich in polyunsaturated fats, soybean oil helps in reducing cholesterol level.
Soybean oil is rich in essential fatty acids, linoleic and amino acid. Also, the protein quality in soya is greater than that of egg or meat which makes it a perfect choice for cooking.
High content of vitamin E and low content of saturated fats make it a good choice for lessening the risk of atherosclerosis.
Soybean oil enhances bone regrowth and encourages healing of bones as well. Being rich in vitamin K, its usage helps in avoiding osteoporosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids make up 7% of the overall fatty acids in soybean oil. They protect the delicate areas of skin and eyes, both of which are a common entrance point for bacteria and other foreign materials. The omega-3 fatty acids act as antioxidants and also promote healthy, ageless skin along with healthier eyesight. These acids help in neutralizing the free radicals that cause macular degeneration and cataracts.