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Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Nutrition Glossary


Updated March 02, 2014


Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats.

Pat Herman

Definition: Fats commonly found in olive oil, nuts and avocados. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature, but become semi-solid when refrigerated. Replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats in your diet will help to lower LDL cholesterol.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in monounsaturated fats and has been associated with heart health and longevity.

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