Monounsaturated fat

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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.

Types[change | change source]

Omega 7 fatty acids[change | change source]

Omega 9 fatty acids[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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]