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Monounsaturated Fat & Polyunsaturated Fat

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AVOCARE Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is not only an ideal cooking oil because of its delicious flavor, but also because of the nutrition it provides for your body. Avocado oil contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids that are actually good fats for our diet. But don’t let the word “fat” scare you off from enjoying this oil. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are found in plants, unlike trans fats, saturated fats and cholesterol – making it a healthy addition to any meal. Today, we are going to explain how these fats can be beneficial to your health when eaten in moderation.

 

Monounsaturated Fat

According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats can help lower bad cholesterol levels in our blood, which in turn can lower risk of heart disease and stroke. This beneficial fat provides nutrients to your body to help keep your cells doing their intended job. Avocado oil also contributes vitamin E to your diet, which is an antioxidant vitamin many of us need more of.

 

Polyunsaturated Fat

Polyunsaturated fats provide your body with two fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients for your body to function properly. According to the American Heart Association, our bodies aren’t capable of producing these fatty acids itself, which is why it’s important that we get essential fats through the foods we eat.

 

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