ISLAMABAD -- Food containing olive oil can carry labels saying it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, the government says, citing limited evidence from a dozen scientific studies about the benefits of monounsaturated fats
Researcher Dr Jill Attaman, said: "We were able to demonstrate that in men who took in higher amounts of fats, such as saturated fat and monounsaturated fat
, there was an association with decreased sperm concentration.
Effects of protein, monounsaturated fat
, and carbohydrate intake on blood pressure and serum lipids.
Appel and his associates to compare a carbohydrate-rich diet similar to the DASH diet with two investigational modifications: one boosted protein levels, especially plant protein, while reducing carbohydrates, and the other increased unsaturated fat, especially monounsaturated fat
, while also reducing carbohydrates.
Ounce-per-ounce, avocados rank highest in monounsaturated fat
, vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, lutein, beta-sitosterol and glutathione, compared with other commonly eaten fruits.
The USDA-ARS National Soybean Germplasm Collection in Urbana, Illinois, recently received soybean genetic material, or germplasm, with higher monounsaturated fat
concentrations than any other previously included in the collection.
They are high in monounsaturated fat
and are a great snack.
3% Monounsaturated Fat
2g 3% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 290mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 21g 7% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Sugars 3g Protein 2g Vitamin A 0% * Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% * Iron 6% (*) Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Compare products and choose the one with the most monounsaturated fat
Including a small amount of monounsaturated fat
such as olive oil will also improve absorption of lycopene.
Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat
, consists of an 18-carbon chain containing one double bond.
A typical extra virgin olive oil serving size of 1 tablespoon contains about 10 grams of monounsaturated fat