Olive Oil: High in Monounsaturated Fat
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.
- Olive oil
- Cashew nut
- 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.