background image

What are monounsaturated fatty acids?

Fats consists of three different types of fatty acids: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids mainly occur in animal products. They can increase the level of cholesterol in the blood, thus increasing the chance of cardiovascular diseases. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids mainly occur in plant-based oils. Both types, but mainly polyunsaturated fatty acids, can in fact reduce cholesterol levels.

Posted in: Health