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Monounsaturated fat

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Definition

noun, plural: monounsaturated fats

An unsaturated fatty acid that contains only one double or triple bond in the carbon chain, and believed to be a dietary fat that helps reduce LDL cholesterol in blood.


Supplement

Foods rich in monounsaturated fats are almonds, peanut oil, olive oil, canola, and avocados.


Word origin: mono- (single)

Abbreviation: MUFA

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  • fat (nutrition)