Editor's Note: In contrast, having a higher intake of monounsaturated fat
from animal sources, including red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products, was associated with a greater risk of death during follow-up.
A good source of both poly- and monounsaturated fat
, it contains the lowest saturated fat of any of the oils on this page, with less than half the amount found in olive oil.
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
Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup: Total fat, 2.5 grams; trans fat, 0 grams; saturated fat, 0.5 grams; polyunsaturated fat, 0.5 grams; monounsaturated fat
, 1 gram
NuSun sunflower oil is higher in monounsaturated fat
than regular sunflower oil, making it a good choice for many food applications.
A recent study tried replacing saturated fat with either protein (2/3 plant protein and 1/3 animal protein), carbohydrate, or monounsaturated fat
(canola and olive oil, nuts and seeds) and then determining the effect of this on blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol.
"In the setting of a healthy diet, partial replacement of carbohydrate with protein or with monounsaturated fat
can further lower blood pressure, improve lipid profiles, and reduce estimated coronary heart disease risk," Dr.
The company said it has also expanded the nutrition panel to include information on polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat
. The removal of trans fat from consumer products comes one year ahead of FDA labeling regulations.
While saturated fat should be avoided, polyunsaturated fat and its related omega-3 fatty acids as well as monounsaturated fat
can help reduce blood cholesterol.
Researchers concluded that the monounsaturated fat
in the avocados boosted the participants' ability to absorb the beneficial nutrients.
FDA, Washington, D.C., recently approved a qualified health claim for monounsaturated fat
from olive oil and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
The monounsaturated fat
is present in olive oil and said to contribute to healthiness of Mediterranean diets.