Monounsaturated fat

fat primarily consisting of monounsaturated fatty acids

A monounsaturated fat is a kind of fat found in foods such as nuts, olives, and avocados.[1] They are the main fat in olive oil. The group contrasts with, on the one hand, unsaturated fats. and on the other hand, polyunsaturated fats.[2]

In general, these fats are considered to be healthier than others. They have the same amount of energy, but they reduce blood cholesterol levels. This reduces the risk to the heart.

TypesEdit

Omega 7 fatty acidsEdit

Omega 9 fatty acidsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Note the pronunciation: it is "mono-unsaturated"
  2. "Essential Fatty Acids". Micronutrient Information Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2017. [1]