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.

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.

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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Rich in monounsaturates and antioxidants, including vitamin E, this speciality oil helps to protect the heart and manage inflammation.
If you still don't fancy salad dressing, top salads with avocado instead - it has a similar effect because it contains heart-healthy monounsaturates.
Hazelnut Oil--Higher in monounsaturates than olive oil.
There are two types of unsaturated fat, polyunsaturates and monounsaturates. Polyunsaturates, and to a lesser extent monounsaturates, have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and therefore help in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Monounsaturates are neutral for heart disease, and polyunsaturates lower blood cholesterol levels.
Calvia is low in saturates, high in monounsaturates, is a good source of vitamins A and D, rich in vitamin E and contains no hydrogenated oils.
However, he does wonder whether fat calories from monounsaturates might reduce people's desire for snacks.
Willett says that he is "not hesitant about consuming a diet that is 35 to 40 percent of calories from fat, as long as those fat calories are mainly from monounsaturates" like olive oil.
First of all, large amounts of highly polyunsaturated fats also lower HDL ("good") cholesterol, and scientists now believe that a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease (monounsaturates may not lower HDL as much).
A number of recently documented studies have shown a health benefit of monounsaturates over polyunsaturates and saturated fats, and that consumption of monounsaturates can significantly lower blood pressure, especially in moderately hypertensive patients.
The monounsaturates in avocado, olive, peanut, and canola oils reduce the LDL but do not affect the HDL.