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Sunflower oil versus soybean oil i.e. high trigs versus high omega 6, which one is worse?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

What to do when you are at a place such as a friend's house or restaurant where they do not have the healthy oils that you would normally choose? Please do not tell me you should not eat, since you may have to choose between two evil things, perhaps because you are hungry or simply because socially, you are expected to eat, and it might be considered rude to fast. My question is, in your opinion, which one is worse for our health, (high oleic) sunflower oil, with its high content of trigs, or soybean oil with its high content of omega 6?

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on June 21, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Yeah, I'd go with the sunflower.

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on June 21, 2012
at 04:29 PM

well I read that high oleic sunflower is full of trigs, you say that is wrong?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on June 21, 2012
at 04:23 PM

high oleic means it's high in monounsaturated fat, not trigs.

olive oil, mac nuts, avocado... these foods are high oleic.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

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on June 21, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Yeah, I'd go with the sunflower.

Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

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on June 21, 2012
at 04:29 PM

well I read that high oleic sunflower is full of trigs, you say that is wrong?

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on June 21, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Definitely go high oleic sunflower - very similar to olive oil in fatty acid profile - low enough in PUFA to consume. Soybean oil, despite having a superior PUFA ratio, is just too PUFA laden, plus any soy phytoestrogens that might be along for the ride.

Also, all fats are stored in triglyceride (trig) form.

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