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I heard Vitamin E is present in soyabean oil...but by cooking soyabean will Vitamin E will be present..E is present sunflower do u mean we should drink sunflower oil or cook something in safflower oil and have
(October 22, 2010)

Oil is an essential addition to many foods and is used for cooking as well. Cooking oil is often one source of fat in the body that causes harmful effects to the health of the individual. Many dishes have oil as an ingredient while other dishes use oil for frying. Oil is regarded poorly when it comes to the aspect of the health of the individual, particularly the cardiac health of the individual. Most people believe that any oil being consumed is bad for the individual.

However, one should be aware that oils containing saturated fat and cholesterol are the most harmful types of oils for human consumption. Oils that have low or non-existent quantities of these substances are better for human beings as they do not adversely affect the health of the individual. 

Soyabean oil is a type of oil that is extracted from the soya bean. Soyabean oil is useful because it has certain features that make it ideally suited to a healthier lifestyle. One of the soyabean oil benefits is the fact that it is quite low in saturated fat content. Soyabean oil ranks highly in this aspect along with other healthy oils like olive oil and sunflower oil. Another important soyabean oil health benefit is the absence of cholesterol in this type of oil. This is a feature of most vegetable oils as well. Both cholesterol and saturated fats are known risk factors for the development of heart disease in human beings.

Soyabean oil can be used as an ingredient for food. Certain salad dressings and healthy snacks use soyabean oil rather than conventional oil because they aim to provide a healthy alternative to the consumer. Soyabean oil has a high smoke point. The smoke point is the temperature at which the oil starts to smoke and begins to impart a burnt smell to the food being cooked. Because soyabean oil has a high smoke point, it is used extensively as oil for frying foods. This ensures that the frying takes place at a high temperature without any burning occurring. Higher frying temperature helps to prevent the excess absorption of oil into the food that is being fried. One negative health effect of soyabean oil is the presence of trans-fats. Trans-fats are regarded as unhealthy and are a result of the hydrogenation of the oil which is essential for storage. Freshly made soyabean oil does not need to be hydrogenated and does not suffer from this problem. It is therefore better to, if possible, consume freshly brewed soyabean oil. Besides the use of soyabean oil for allergy affected skin is also widely known.

Regardless of the fact that soyabean oil is a healthy option, the consumption of soyabean oil should be limited to a certain degree. The ideal solution for an individual seeking a healthier lifestyle is to shift to soyabean oil while reducing the requirement or use of oil in the diet. Steamed or baked dishes can be preferred over fried foods in general. Even though some of these dishes will contain oil, their oil content will be less than that of a fried dish.
Submitted by A V on October 22, 2010 at 06:02


Soyabean oil benefits 

Oil is a medium of cooking. It is not to be drunk! The quality of protein in soya is at par with that of egg and meat. Essential fatty acids, namely linoleic acid and linolenic acid are present. Soya oil comprises of linolenic acid (7 per cent), linoleic acid (51 per cent), 23 per cent oleic acid, 10 per cent palmitic acid and stearic acid (4 per cent). The level of saturated fats is less and is completely devoid of cholesterol. High amount of cooking or cooking at high temperature results in vitamin E loss.

Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant. Its effectiveness is lost, in case of very high temperatures, such as processed foods. Sunflower oil is derived from sunflower. They comprise of linoleic acid and triglycerides to a great extent. Stearic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid are also present. In addition, they contain waxes, carotenoids, lecithin and tocopherols. It is also a good source of vitamin E. They are low in saturated fats. The antioxidant levels of sunflower oil helps in protecting the individuals with heart disease. Phytosterols in sunflower seeds decrease the risk of cholesterol and cancer. Vitamin E also decreases the risk of atherosclerosis.

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Submitted by E L on April 1, 2008 at 07:05


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