Soybean seeds are comprised of a combination of high fat and protein contents. This is the reason why derivatives such as soybean oil are so desirable among those who seek to lead a healthy lifestyle. From promoting healthy hair to keeping our blood vessels free, soybean oil has plenty of benefits. Here are a few:
Soybean oil contains elevated amounts of vitamin K and ‘healthy’ unsaturated fatty acids like linolenic acids which make up omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These acids have neuroprotective properties and if transmitted through your meals, can boost memory and learning. So do not hesitate to use generous amounts of soybean oil while cooking from now on.
Protects our hair
As we grow older, factors like stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalances can really damage our hair. Add pollution to the equation and what we have over here is nothing short of a recipe for disaster. Lucky for us soybean oil is rich in keratin and has high amino-acid content which strengthens our hair from the root and adds shine to it.
Regulates cholesterol levels
The refined oils we often use for cooking is notorious for increasing levels of ‘bad’ unsaturated fats in our body. This in return leads to an accumulation of ‘bad’ cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which clogs the blood vessels and interferes with blood circulation. Soybean oil is a much healthier alternative to refined oils as the aforementioned omega-3 actually reduces accumulation of LDL. This also lowers the chance of having a stroke by 25%!
Enriches the skin
Soybean oil has an abundance of linoleic acid, antioxidants, and vitamins which is good for our skin. Applying it can protect us from harmful UV rays and also help prevent any kind of inflammations. It also keeps the skin moist and free of wrinkles thereby slowing down its aging process. An absolute Godsend.