Monounsaturated Fat

Olive Oil: High in Monounsaturated Fat

Which is

Monounsaturated fat is a fatty acid that has a double bond in the molecule. From the nutritional point of view it is considered a good quality fat for the human body.

Main sources

- Olive oil

- Avocado

- Cashew nut

- Peanuts

- Palm oil

Functions in the human organism:

- Acts in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes;

Helps raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol)

- Have antioxidant action in the body.

What excess consumption can cause:

- Since foods rich in monounsaturated fats are very caloric, excessive consumption can lead to weight gain and lead to obesity.

Did you know?

- Being stable, this type of fat can be heated without losing its properties.