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Here's why you should consume MUFAs


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Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are a healthy type of fat.

Replace unhealthy fats like saturated fats & trans fats with healthy unsaturated fats.

MUFAs help lower risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) but maintaining good (HDL) cholesterol.

Also help improve the function of your blood vessels.

Benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control - helpful in type 2 diabetes.

MUFAs are a central part of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.

MUFA-rich foods include: Olive oil, nuts, canola oil, avocados, nut butters, olives & peanut oil.

Don't go overboard - all fats, including MUFAs, are high in calories.

Consume MUFA-rich foods instead of other fatty foods, not in addition to them.

Monounsaturated fatty acid lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes

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