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Monounsaturated fats – Health at its biggest!

When it comes to fat, most people think it’s the enemy. However, there are some good fats such as monounsaturated fats. These kinds of fat have been put to use for many centuries in several regional diets.

For instance, the Greeks have experienced good health due to their use of olive oil. Chocolate has been beloved for its power to heal as far back as the Aztec civilization.

ШоколадResearch has shown that these fats found in chocolate and olive oil (and many other foods) help when fighting several types of chronic illnesses. In addition to that, you need monounsaturated fats to keep your hair and skin healthy, as we all want that!

However, the most vital thing that these fats do for us is help our brains. An estimated two-thirds of our brains are made out of special fat cells. These are cells that help us to feel and think.

There are communicative neurons in the brain that is covered by myelin.  These neurons are made up of 70% fat. This is important to know because the number one fatty acid found in myelin is oleic acid…one of the monounsaturated fats.

This kind of acid is the main “ingredient” in olive oil, pecans, almonds, peanuts, avocados and macadamia nuts. It has be proven to aid those who have high levels of cholesterol and women if their post menopause years. Now, there are two types of cholesterol; the good and the bad.

Monounsaturated fats can help fight back the bad cholesterol AND boost your good cholesterol. Good cholesterol is good for your heart and that is an obvious plus. So, go ahead and eat fat as long as it is monounsaturated fat!


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