monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ˌmä-nō-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of monounsaturated 

: containing one double or triple bond per molecule used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid — compare polyunsaturated

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monounsaturate \ -​rət \ noun

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Nutrition | Per serving: 565 calories (25 percent from fat), 16 g fat (2.4 g saturated, 6.8 g monounsaturated), 20 mg cholesterol, 23.5 g protein, 77.3 g carbohydrates, 5.6 g fiber, 489 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Clams and spaghettini make an easy dinner for 2," 6 July 2018 Nutrition per serving: 475 calories (16 percent from fat), 8.4 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated), 128 mg cholesterol, 45.3 g protein, 53.4 g carbohydrates, 7.4 g fiber, 590 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Barbecued chicken salad makes a quick Memorial Day meal | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 Nutrition | Per serving: 283 calories (13 percent from fat), 4.2 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0.7 g monounsaturated), 2 mg cholesterol, 16.8 g protein, 47.0 g carbohydrates, 12.1 g fiber, 81 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, sacbee, "Making a chicken mango salad? Soon you will get the tang of it," 10 July 2018 And people who eat them have more nutritious diets that include more fruits and veggies overall, plus more fiber, vitamins E and K, magnesium, potassium, and healthy monounsaturated fat (MUFAs), according to one study. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast," 1 June 2018 Nutrition | Per serving: 141 calories (33 percent from fat), 5.2 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 3 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 3.3 g protein, 23.7 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fiber, 14 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "These tasty enchiladas take only 5 minutes in the microwave | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 Go for the latter instead, but choose a brand made with just whole potatoes, avocado oil (which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids), and natural salt, like Kettle’s Himalayan variety. Health.com, "6 “Healthy” Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet," 6 Apr. 2018 Nutrition | Per serving: 592 calories (25 percent from fat), 16.6 g fat (3.6 g saturated, 8.1 g monounsaturated), 134 mg cholesterol, 56.6 g protein, 55.2 g carbohydrates, 7.9 g fiber, 361 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "New England specialty perfect for leftover meat, potatoes | Miami Herald," 2 Apr. 2018 And definitely include foods that are high in monounsaturated fats (think avocado, EVOO, and nuts) as your staples, since numerous studies consistently support this good fat’s connection to heart health. Health.com, "Everything You've Ever Wondered About Coconut Oil, Explained," 2 Apr. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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monounsaturated

adjective
mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ˌmän-ō-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd \

Medical Definition of monounsaturated 

of an oil, fat, or fatty acid

: containing one double or triple bond per molecule canola and olive oils are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids — compare polyunsaturated

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