Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Good for Your Health?
Nigerians are now consuming vegetable oil more than ever, despite being considered healthy by most health professionals, vegetable oil may cause some health problems.
The health effects of vegetable oil vary depending on the content and type of fatty acids, known as vegetable oils. The oil is often extracted with chemical or by crushing or pressing the plants or their seeds; health-conscious people usually go with the latter rather than those produced with chemicals.
While some vegetable oils have been linked to health benefits, there are concerns about the excessive intake of omega-6 which is a fatty acid in most vegetable oils on sale in Nigeria. These concerns mostly apply to oils that contain a lot of omega-6 fats, both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are significant fatty acid. Basically, some of them are needed in a healthy diet as the body cannot produce them by itself.
Scientists have hypothesized that eating too much omega-6 can lead to increased inflammation in the body and potentially contribute to disease. However, it's important to know that not all plant oils are unwholesome, Olive and Coconut oil are examples of healthy cooking oils that are low in omega-6.Those are two of your best options.
You'll hear people talking about animal fats, seed oils and which is the healthiest, but one of the few fats that most people agree is healthy is extra virgin olive oil.
The plant oils that you should avoid due to their high omega-6 content include:
Rice bran oil