Definitions for "Monounsaturated Fatty Acids"
Keywords:  canola, oleic, fatty, olive, hdl
See Monounsaturated Fatty Acid.
Fatty acids in which only one area of the molecule is not saturated with hydrogen. Replacing saturates with monounsaturates helps to lower LDL-cholesterol without reducing HDL-cholesterol.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) have one double bond. Plant sources that are rich in MUFAs include vegetable oils (e.g., canola oil, olive oil, high oleic safflower and sunflower oils) that are liquid at room temperature and nuts.