AHHH! A chance to share what I've
About mono and poly unsaturated fats!
Poly unsaturated fats are more common in most fatty foods than mono unsaturated fats. The problem with that is that poly unsaturated fats, while lowering your bad cholesterol, also lower your good cholesterol! Mono unsaturated fats, on the other hand, lower your bad cholesterol and INCREASE your good cholesterol! You will find mono unsaturated fats in avocados, almonds, filberts. The Hazelnut oil, while quite expensive, because is imported from France, should be kept in the refer, and used cold. On your salad or drizzled over your steamed veges. It has 10 g of mono to 2 g poly per tablespoon, and taste really yummy. A serving of fresh hazelnuts is 1/4 cup. However, I cannot find information on the mono fats in those fresh raw nuts. Almonds, on the other hand are one ounce, or 20 kernels per serving. And again, I don't know the content of mono fats. But Avocados, while mostly fat, are an excellent source of mono unsaturated fat.