Saturday, 17 December 2016

Benefits of Monounsaturated Fats (part 3 of 5)

Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) are good fats. Liquid at room temperature, they turn solid when they are chilled.

Your body makes monounsaturated fatty acids from saturated fatty acids and uses them in a number of ways.

MUFAs are relatively stable. They do not go rancid easily and hence can be used in cooking.


Common sources of MUFAs are:
  • Olive oil
  • Avocados
  • Tea Seed Oil (more on this new oil below)
  • Almonds, cashew nuts and pecans
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Eggs
  • Red meat
  • Peanuts

Benefits of MUFAs:
  • Decreased risk for cancer. 
  • Reduced cholesterol levels. 
  • Lower risk for heart disease and stroke. 
  • Weight loss. 
  • Less severe pain and stiffness for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • Reduced belly fat.
  • Improves insulin insensitivity and helps your body use its fat properly
  • Strengthens your bones

Precautions with Monounsaturated Fat

There is a likely link between the presence of a high-fat diet (including all three of the good fats) with a higher occurrence of gallstone disease.

Ref:
http://bodyecology.com/articles/6_benefits_monosaturated_fats.php
https://draxe.com/monounsaturated-fat/

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