What is monounsaturated fat?

The unsaturated fatty acids may contain one or more double or triple bonds and so can be separated into monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and acetylenic fatty acids.

Monounsaturated fats are not associated with heart disease and are found in olive oil and rape seed oil. It is occurs naturally in the cis form in love oil, canola oil, avocado, olives, pecans, peanuts and other nuts. 

Monounsaturated fats help lower LDL, and slightly increase HDL, which removes cholesterol from the arteries and helps protect against coronary heart disease.

When substitute for carbohydrate, monounsaturated fat reduces serum triglyceride levels. Monounsaturated fats like olive oil are cleared from the blood faster than saturated fats, and this reduces the window of opportunity for the development of atherosclerosis.

Monounsaturated fats also help to prevent the blood from becoming sticky after a fatty meal and forming dangerous clots by reducing platelet aggregation.
What is monounsaturated fat?

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