Any food that contain sugar and produce fat are usually tagged the worst foods and detrimental for your health. It is surprising on what scientists revealed concerning one little known cooking ingredient.
Soybean oil that was thought to be the healthy choice, but as a result of new study published in the journal PLoS, was seen to have a number of issues.
Researchers from the University of California fed mice a series of four diets containing 40 per cent fat.
This is the research analysis
The first groups of the mice were given to eat fats gotten from coconut oil which contains saturated fat, as the second groups were given to eat soybean oil which contains unsaturated fat.
The scientists as well fed two separate mice on the different versions of the food which contains sugar that’s found in fruit and honey. [Fructose]
The result of the experiment showed that, the group of mice that ate a diet containing soybean oil gained more weight as much as 25 per cent compared to the mice fed with high coconut oil
Added to the weight gained, the mice showed signs of a fatty liver and more insulin resistance, these factors which can contribute to the start of type 2 diabetes.
Another Lead scientist by name; Poonamjot Deol said the result of the research shows that soybean oil is causing more obesity diabetes as compared to fructose, it was a ‘major surprise’.
She said; ‘Especially when you see headlines every day about the potential role of sugar consumption in the current obesity epidemic.’This in fact, has to do with moderation.
For more clarity these are the dietary fats:
Saturated fat: These fats are fats solid at room temperature
Their sources are: meat (especially red meat, deli meats, sausages), dairy (cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk), baked goods (pastries, cakes)
While unsaturated fat: These fats are liquid at room temperature and considered a good fat source
Also their sources are: olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, avocados, most nuts, and most seeds.
Also there are Polyunsaturated fats: These fats are needed by Your body to function, since it is produced by your body, it is gotten from the food eaten.
The sources are: fatty fish such as sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring, ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil, unhydrogenated soyabean oil
Dietitian Lyndi Cohen’s View On Fatty Foods
In a speech made by an Australian dietitian – Lyndi Cohen, while speaking to FEMAIL, she said that one of the key things to note is that any diet high in fat – irrespective of the sort of fat -isn’t necessarily good for you.
While the study did point to problems from a diet that was too high in unsaturated fats, she believes any diet that was similarly unbalanced could also lead to poor health.
The dietitian also said, ‘What we know is that eating too much processed foods whether these contain sugar or fat isn’t good for your health’.
She continued, ‘This is why nutritionists often recommend a diet that includes a lot of variety and balance.’
Using the concept of ‘bio-individuality’ Ms Cohen explains that, each person is a unique individual with highly individualised nutritional requirements.
She continued, ‘What this means is there is no one-size-fits-all diet.
‘Everyone is unique and different and there is no perfect ratio of fat, sugars and protein that we should be having.
‘So people might do well on a higher fat diet, and some people might do well on a higher carbohydrate diet.
Ms Cohen concluded by saying, ‘There’s not one right or wrong way to do things. The problem isn’t with what you eat rather with how much you have’.