Soybean oil, which is made from extracting the seeds of the soybean plant, has many uses both in the kitchen and for your health. Here are a few benefits that you can receive from using soybean oil.
High Vitamin E Content-By using soybean oil in a topical manner, you can be potentially helping your skin health since soybean oil contains an abundance of vitamin E. There was a study conducted where soybean oil was stated to help protect the skin from inflammation caused by ultra violet rays. *
High Omega-3 Content-Omega 3 fatty acids have been known for heart health benefits and brain function. * although soybean oil has an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, it also contains omega-6 fatty acids which if taken too much of, can contribute in inflammation. * taking soybean oil with foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids like chia seeds or walnuts can be extremely beneficial since you’re counterbalancing the omega-6 fatty acid content in soybean oil. *
High Smoke Point-When oils heat up to a certain point, they break down and oxidize which leads to the formulation of free radicals which can cause a myriad of health problems. At 450 degrees Fahrenheit, soybean oil has a high smoke point which makes it a viable option to cook with since you have less of a chance to reach the free radical formulation stage.
Aside from the ones mentioned, soybean oil has several other health benefits such as a high vitamin k content and cholesterol reducing effects so you should strongly consider making it a staple in your diet. As always, please consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your dietary, exercise or medical regimen.
*Sources- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976416/, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12442909/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5616019/,https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323144