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Monounsaturated fatty acid

Consuming monounsaturated fatty acids may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your risk factors.

They can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol level. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance that can cause clogged, or blocked, arteries (blood vessels). Keeping your LDL level low reduces your risk for heart disease and stroke. Monounsaturated fats help develop and maintain your cells.