The Virtuous Oil

Irfan Aziz explains why we should appreciate soybean oil way more than we do

Soybean oil is not celebrated in our society as much as coconut or olive oil but it’s a bigger part of your life than you think. You see, whenever you go to the store and ask for “vegetable oil”, you are actually purchasing soybean oil. High in protein and rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats and very versatile in nature, soybean does way more than just ensuring that your food is being cooked properly. Here are a few benefits that we bet you didn’t know about.

Controls Diabetes
With non-communicable diseases on the rise, you’ll be happy to know that soybean oil is a very potent preventor of diabetes. This is mostly due to the fact that soybean oil has the ability to enhance insulin receptors in the body thereby preventing diabetes from occurring. Soybean oil and other soybean products are especially useful in decreasing type-2 diabetes.

Helps regulate your sleep cycle
Intense pressure from work/school coupled with binging shows on Netflix late at night has left us mortals extremely prone to developing sleeping disorders. Luckily for us, a little bit of soybean oil can go a long way in this regard. Soybean regulates our metabolism which means that it has the ability to minimize the chances of developing insomnia. In addition to that, it also contains magnesium in abundance. Magnesium directly affects the duration and quality of your sleep.

Improves digestion
Soybean oil is extremely rich in dietary fibers which basically means that it will prevent you from experiencing any inconvenience through digestive troubles. This can be attributed to the fact that soybean oil promotes peristaltic motion which is the shrinking of the smooth muscles that push food through the system.

Helps you age with grace
If all the above benefits were not enough to convince you how important soybean oil is, perhaps this will. Soybean actually slowers the aging process. How? Well for starters, soybean oil has high vitamin E content which means that it acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects the skin from free radicals in the short run. In the long run, however, soybean oil can also make scars less visible, reduce blemishes and guard the skin from sunburn as it consistently helps the skin produce new cells thereby ensuring that your skin always looks young. In addition to that soybean oil also has vitamin K which promotes bone growth and development. This means that it can easily prevent scary conditions such as osteoporosis which comes naturally with age.

Irfan Aziz is a Sub Editor of ICE Today magazine. He is a pug enthusiast who loves looking at memes, writing and sketching.