Soy oil is an important source of fatty acids with omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in particular. They are deemed essential because our body does not have the ability to synthesize these types of fatty acids and so they are fundamental in our daily diet.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for each unit of omega-3, you should consume 5 to 10 units of omega-6. Thanks to its origin, soy oil has the best balance of omega-3 and omega-6 of any type of oil (1 tablespoon of soy oil contains 1 g of omega-3 and 7.5 g of omega-6).
Studies show that this balance of fatty acids is essential to life, helping stabilize the metabolism of fats in the body and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Concretely, they cause a reduction in the cholesterol transported on low-density lipoproteins (above all the smallest, most dense, and most dangerous: ‘Bad’ cholesterol, or LDL) and favor an increase in high-density lipoproteins (‘good’ cholesterol, or HDL) that clean the arteries instead of damaging them. Now you know: in addition to consuming omega-3 and omega-6, essential for your health, it’s important to care for the balance between the two. Soy oil has that best balance.