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- adj. Of or relating to an organic compound, especially an oil or fatty acid, containing only one double or triple bond per molecule. Foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids may decrease the amount of LDL cholesterol in the blood and include olive, peanut, canola, and avocado oils.
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- adj. having a single double or triple bond
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- adj. (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) saturated except for one multiple bond
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Specifically, avocado is rich in an unsaturated fat called monounsaturated fat, also found in nuts and seeds and olive and canola oils.
The other oil that is even better for you is called monounsaturated fatty acid, omega-9.
Olive oilThis versatile and tasty oil is very rich in so-called 'monounsaturated' fat that is believed to have benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system generally.
Trans fat is an unsaturated fat (such as monounsaturated or polyunsaturated) that contains trans-isomer fatty acids.
Your opinion may change), with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
It sounds like heresy, but there's a debate raging right now about whether high fat diets might be the most suitable weight loss approach for some people, Niswender says, adding that he's referring to healthy monounsaturated fats founds in foods such as nuts, not saturated fats.
Maximizing your intake of omega-3 fats, monounsaturated fats, nuts and seeds give you powerful cancer-fighting tools.
It steers people away from saturated fat found in butter and fatty meats such as hamburger and bacon and encourages the consumption of olive oil — rich in monounsaturated fat — and fish.
Instead, men need to consume more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola oil, nuts and seeds.
The Mediterranean diet is a pattern marked by daily consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, and low-fat dairy products; weekly consumption of fish, poultry, tree nuts, and legumes; high consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids, primarily from olives and olive oils; and a moderate daily consumption of wine or other alcoholic beverages, normally with meals.