Monounsaturated fats

Reduces cardiovascular risk, particularly when substituted for starches and sugars.

Nuts a significant source.

Oleic acid is the major monounsaturated fat in our diet present in meat, nuts, olive oil, dark chocolate and avocados.

A high monosaturated low carbohydrate diet lowers plasma triglycerides, VLDL cholesterol and increases levels of HDL cholesterol compared to a diet with high carbohydrates in patients with type 2 diabetes.

High monounsaturated fat diets improve hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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