What’s the Best Vegetable Oil Replacement?
Oklahomans who rely on vegetable oil for their health should consider replacing it with another source of vegetable oil, Oklahoma State University Extension spokeswoman Kristy O’Leary said in a press release.
Oklahoman are accustomed to consuming about three tablespoons of vegetable oils daily, and if you’re not, you’re at risk for heart disease and strokes.
A few weeks ago, researchers published a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looking at how much vegetable oil a person needs to replace for a heart attack.
The researchers found that people need about 0.6 teaspoons of vegetable seed oil to replace their current daily intake of 5.8 grams of vegetable seeds.
That’s just 1.5 percent of the amount that you need to replace your daily intake for a stroke.
“This study shows that the number of days a person’s intake of vegetable and soybean oil will need to be reduced, which is important for people with heart disease,” O’Brien said.
Oklahoma State University has two other vegetable oil research centers: the Oklahoma Center for Nutrition Research and Education and the Oklahoma Health and Human Services Office of Food Security and Nutrition.
O’Leary said that if you use vegetable oil and other sources of vegetable protein, such as tofu, you can reduce your daily vegetable intake by as much as 50 percent.
“The research shows that you can actually reduce your heart disease risk by as little as 50 to 75 percent,” O’don said.
O’den said that people can take advantage of the vegetable oil to lower their blood pressure by about 20 millimeters a day and to lower cholesterol by about 2 to 3 percent.