View Full Version : Why is vegetable oil bad?

07-24-2002, 03:14 PM
I always thought it was because of high saturated fat, but then I look at the bottle and it was fairly low in sat fat, and high in unsaturated fats. What's so bad about the stuff?

07-24-2002, 03:29 PM
Will someone please think of the vegetables? :cry:

07-24-2002, 03:35 PM
Nothing. Other than it is calorie dense, as all fat is, so you have to be careful when consuming a lot of it that it fits within your daily caloric totals.

07-24-2002, 03:43 PM
Does it contain healthy fats like say flax seed oil does though?

07-24-2002, 03:44 PM
Most vegetable oils are high in omega-6's which can have negative effects on bodyfat levels.

07-24-2002, 03:52 PM
So overall it's a poor choice?

07-24-2002, 04:09 PM
veg oil is a good oil.

has your omeges in it. most are low saturated.

there are lots of veggies so there will be difference between them.

07-24-2002, 06:25 PM
TryingToBeBig.... the answer is No, its not a poor choice... blood and iron just said that the omega-6's are hard on BODYFAT (which is good... because we don't want bodyfat...) so dont worry about eating veg oil... :)

07-24-2002, 06:31 PM
No, he said negative effects on bodyfat levels. I took that as being a bad thing. ;)

07-24-2002, 09:37 PM
Vegtable oil is consider a good fat. Albeit not as good as olive oil and certainly not flax, but it is a descent oil to use.