Why You Should Avoid Soybean Oil

Many of the foods we eat today are deep fried; we eat a lot of french fries, fried chicken, even fried vegetables. Unfortunately, most of the oils we use to fry with are partially hydrogenated oils. Partially hydrogenated oils are bad because they lead to diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity. Most partially hydrogenated oils are made from soybean oil.

Soybean oil is partly to blame for our country’s obesity problem. Soybean oil limits the functionality of the thyroid, draining our energy levels, and making us less likely to exercise. When your thyroid is depressed, it slows down your metabolism; therefore, you begin to gain weight.

Those who eat a lot of health products tend to eat a lot of soy; after all, the orientals have been eating it for centuries! What most people don’t realize is that while this is true, they didn’t eat soy in everything like we have begun to do. Oriental cultures used soy primarily for soy sauce and tofu. We have soy milk, soy burgers, soy baby formula…but too much soy is one thing that’s helping us all get fat.

In general, soy has been linked to many health conditions including thyroid dysfunction, infertility, increased risk of cancer, heart disease, Type I Diabetes and malnutrition. Yes, I wrote that! Eating a soy-based diet can actually starve your body of nutrients. Once you add in the fact that most partially hydrogenated oils are derived from soybean oil, you have a toxic mix of dangerous ingredients! With most of us eating this toxic mixture on a daily basis, is it any wonder that our children’s rates of Diabetes and obesity have risen so high?

One thing you may not know is that the soy plant itself is actually toxic to humans. Interesting, right? The plant that so many health gurus tout as being super healthy is actually toxic to our systems. Soybean oil contains a poisonous chemical called PHG; this chemical slows your blood circulation, causes your blood to clot, damages the central nervous system, interferes with digestion and can cause memory loss. Doesn’t that sound like a great “health food”?

Have you ever seen vegans that looked extremely malnourished? If you have, then they are probably eating a diet of soy: soy burgers, soy milk, soy bars, soy supplements, etc, etc. Soy contains high levels of phytic acid which block your body’s ability to absorb minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat. This causes you to actually become malnourished – the exact opposite of what everyone expects from soy foods!

Many may argue that soy is a great way to get protein for those who don’t eat meat. Well, that’s not true…because soy has a lot of enzyme inhibitors, meaning your body can’t make use of all that protein!

You already know that you should be avoiding partially hydrogenated oils, which is normally made from soybean oil. Now you have a ton of other reasons to avoid soy altogether. Science has proven that soy is not the health food that everyone believes it to be, yet health “gurus” keep promoting it as the best thing since sliced bread. Be healthy, and avoid soybean oil and soy products!

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  1. Rob on May 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    NO disrespect… but…Orientals??!? So I am supposed to get my nutritional info from somebody who still thinks it is 1950 when it comes to classifying humans? Just a little jab there..

    Also, have been vegan since i was 14, which was 28 years ago. Im certainly not malnourished, and while I do agree a totally soy based diet isn’t a great idea, it’s certainly not poison either in reasonable amounts.. Yes badly processed soy is obviously a bad idea, but that said, non gmo organic things such as tofu etc can be beneficial assuming it isn’t ALL one eats.

    I am assuming the moderator will not publish this comment, but just chiming in!

  2. Kedelai on August 2, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Soybean oil also high in PUFA, resulting unwanted autooxidation…

  3. Ryan on September 6, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Thank you for this valuable information. Soybean oil is bad for intake apparently, but how is it for skin application?
    I know sunflower oil works great on my acne.

  4. L.Doty on November 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I was told that Benecol would help lower my cholesterol, but now after some research, I find it has partially hydrogenated soybean oil. And that’s unhealthy. Thank you for giving the public more knowledge about our foods.

  5. Audrey R Hairr on January 26, 2016 at 10:32 am

    What about Asians who consume a high variet of soybean products and are probably the more healthier society as a whole?

  6. Kat on February 22, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Orientals? Are you describing furniture or a race of people? Thought the term was, “Asian”

  7. Michelle on March 22, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Load of crap. Soy is good for you and soybean oil is also healthy.

  8. nicolas michael kusy on August 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    About the soya bean oil and the rest could I get more information about the risks please.

    Look forwards,


  9. Smooty on April 29, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    This is pure propaganda.

  10. Harv on July 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hey people. Regarding soy oil: Lays emailed me a response to my question if their ingredient ‘vegetable oil’ could be soy oil, and it turns out that any item on their list ‘CANADIAN Products Not Containing Soy Ingredients’ from their website, can contain soy oil as an ingredient. They explained that since soy oil does not contain the allergen which is the protein it was not an issue. I alerted them to the fact that their page says ‘not containing soy ingredients’ not ‘not containing soy allergens or protein’. Soy oil is a soy ingredient, which makes their list dangerous and misleading to folks avoiding soy oil. Unsavoury practices!

  11. CJ on August 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    A little oil isn’t what makes Americans fat. Americans just eat too much in general but especially too much sugar and white flour.
    And they often favor sweet over natural flavors. An American generally can’t drink plain green tea, they’ll want to put sugar in it like honey. The concept of enjoying the natural flavor of a plant by itself is foreign to most Americans. Drinking plain water all the time is boring, that’s why there are various teas, which is nice with a meal. Instead we drink Coke, loaded with sugars and carbs.

    East Asians are often just as lazy as Americans though. But they eat smaller portions and far less sugar, usually less meat as well. Sugar and carbs is what makes everyone fat. Your body isn’t burning fat when you consume sugar and tons of carbs.

    Some carbs are good like a bowl of rice or buckwheat noodles a day if you’re not fat but rice isn’t as bad as white bleached flour that’s totally devoid of nutrition. Throw away your white flour and sugar if you want to lose weight. It’s that simple. Learn to appreciate natural flavors of foods. Eat less and eat fish instead of cows.

  12. daniel boland on August 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Asians eat their soybeans mostly in a fermented form. They do not eat their soybeans as we do.

  13. Vivian on October 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I was wondering why every time I would eat something fried in vegetable oil aka soybean oil I would get sick. Diarrhea, headache, ringing ears, running nose, sinus drainage, fast heartbeat, dizzy. I feel like I was dying. When I stay away from this stuff I feel normal and healthy. Most chips too. Especially Lay’s! It may be ok for some people but definitely not for me.

  14. Joe on February 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Where did you get your info? What websites, articles, etc.

  15. Megumi on June 25, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    As someone who has ethnic background that used to be called inoffensively “oriental”, I’m laughing that so many people are offended by this word. It’s not common vernacular any more, but to think it’s offensive is ridiculous imho (I’m Okinawan & Ainu w/ a smattering of Irish).

    At any rate – I’m interested to know about skin absorption as well as the gentleman above. I don’t eat it (it really isn’t super great for you), but I would imagine like most things – eaten as a whole food / unprocessed item soybeans probably aren’t as bad as the refined processed foods / oils made from them.

  16. Paul Barbara on February 13, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Most soybeans are GMO, as are most cotton seed oil, both of which can be (and often are) labelled as ‘vegetable oil’.I always avoid them if possible, but this article shows soy oil to be even worse than I thought.

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