A type of fat that comes from plants and vegetables and is liquid at room temperature. It includes olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and avocados. This type of fat can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
Fats that have a positive effect on the good cholesterol levels. These fats are usually high in the essential fatty acids and may have antioxidant properties. Sources of these fats are fish oils, virgin olive oil, canola oil, and flaxseed oil.
Type of fat found in foods such as olive oil, walnut oil, rapeseed oil, and in some margarines and spreads. Monounsaturated fats can help lower LDL levels but do not lower HDL levels.