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What is Mono-unsaturated Fat?

Mono-unsaturated fat is considered to be the healthiest type of general fat. It is found mainly in olive oil, rapeseed oil, nuts and seeds.

The high consumption of olive oil in Mediterranean countries is considered to be one of the reasons why these countries have lower levels of heart disease.

Mono-unsaturated fat is believed to lower cholesterol and may assist in reducing heart disease.

Concerning weight loss, however, there is no difference between mono-unsaturated, polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat. Because ALL fat is high in calories. It contains 120 calories per tablespoon.

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