Benefits of vegetable oils
Vegetable oils (such as sunflower oil, cotton, lemon, and wheat germ) are rich in Vitamin E that the body needs to protect and develop cells, improve the health of the immune system and the digestive system, and protect body tissues such as the skin, eyes, breasts, testicles, and liver.
Vegetable oils and the performance of various body functions
The body needs fatty acids to perform many functions, and vegetable oils are a major source of these acids. There are two types of fatty acids, which are omega-3 and omega-6, and the body cannot produce them naturally, so it is important to obtain them from food.
Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, which is why they are highly recommended for people with chronic heart, skin and digestive problems. Omega-6 acids are inflammatory and are also necessary for the body, but prolonged use of them exceeding the recommended amounts can cause harm.
Alpha-linolenic acid is found in soybeans, canola oil and flaxseed oil, and it is a type of omega-3 acid that closely resembles the fatty acids found in fish.
Improve blood sugar levels
Replacing some carbohydrates or saturated fats with unsaturated fatty acids has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels, as well as controlling insulin secretion. A 2011 study indicated that taking 8 grams of safflower oil daily for 4 months might reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar in some people with type 2.2 diabetes.