- - Considered to be a “good” fat.
- - This type of fat can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol.
- - Can decrease risk of heart disease and other heart/artery related diseases. This is especially true when it is used to replace saturated/trans fat.
- - Decreases risk of heart disease and other heart/artery related diseases significantly when combined with weight loss through calorie restriction and exercise.
- - Foods high in monounsaturated fat often contain high amounts of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant (these help prevent multiple diseases), prevents clotting, and benefits red blood cell formation.
- - Monounsaturated fat (along with other fats) allows the body to absorb and use fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K.
- - Excellent sources of monounsaturated fats include olive oil, avocado's and nuts.