monounsaturated fat

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monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid (i.e., an alkyl chain fatty acid) with one ethylenic (double) bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain.
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monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid–ie, an alkyl chain fatty acid with one ethylenic–double bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain. See Fatty acid, Saturated fatty acid; Cf Polyunsaturated fatty acid, Unsaturated fatty acid.
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mon·o·un·sat·ur·at·ed fat

(mon'ō-ŭn-sach'ŭr-ā-tĕd fat)
A type of unsaturated fat that may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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According to the American Heart Association (AHA), consuming monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated and trans fats can improve a person's blood cholesterol levels.
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In particular, monounsaturated fats help lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, while omega-3s lower triglycerides, increase HDL ("good") cholesterol, improve blood vessel functioning, and lower blood pressure and heart rate.
Because of the heat used in the extraction process, this type of olive oil contains fewer antioxidants but still the same amount of monounsaturated fats as the rest of the oils.
Contrary to the popular belief, it would be exciting for you to know that dietary fat such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are in fact good for you!
Monounsaturated fats prevent plaque building in your arteries, lift "good cholesterol" levels and cut your chances of a stroke.
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