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Experts Suggest That There Are Certain Oils That Need To Be Avoided [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 30, 2017 11:10 AM EDT

Consuming small amounts of vegetable oil is healthy and is essential for one's diet. Experts also suggest that there are certain oils that need to be avoided because they can do more harm than good, especially those derived from animal fat. 

Vegetable oils may prove promising results, but studies reveal that consuming too much of which can alter the body's normal function. Vegetable oils including safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, and soybean oils are said to have rich amounts of linoleic acid. It was mentioned that linoleic acid helps in stabilizing the body and can lower the bad cholesterol, according to the CNN.

"An overwhelming amount of data supports using vegetable oil in place of animal fat," Alice H. Lichtenstein, Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director and senior scientist of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University stated during an interview.

Countless data reveal that replacing animal fat with vegetable oils can be beneficial to one's health but there are certain oils that need to be avoided. Though it was implied that consuming vegetable oil reportedly improves health, the outcome of various researchers still remains unclear in regards to its health benefits.

"The gaps are whether the cholesterol-lowering effects of replacing saturated fats with liquid vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid actually translates to improved heart health and whether unintended consequences of relatively high intakes exist," Daisy Zamora, epidemiologist explained.

A study regarding the replacement of animal fat with vegetable oil came up to a conclusion where it was mentioned that vegetable oil does lower bad cholesterol levels in the body. Despite the decrease in LDL cholesterol, it was explained that it does not equate to the drop of heart disease related deaths, as mentioned by the BMJ.

Vegetable oils are also reportedly beneficial as it is rich in linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids. These chemicals are not produced by the body this consuming them plays a vital role in a person's diet. It was then explained that only 12 grams of linoleic acid are needed by women ages 19 to 50 and 17 grams for men with the same age range. 

There are certain oils that need to be avoided or to be taken at a minimum including canola oil and oils derived from animal fat. Vegetable oils should be taken at minimum as well as it has the capacity to alter the body's fatty acid composition as explained by Authority Nutrition. 

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