What is Oleic Acid?

  • Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat.
  • Omega-9 is an essential fatty acid- aka HEART HEALTHY FAT!
  • It is yellow in color and is a derivative of plant and animal fat.

What does Oleic Acid do?

  • Natural food preservative.
  • Oleic acid can decrease risk of diabetes and other diseases by increasing insulin sensitivity and blood flow and decreasing fasting glucose and insulin levels.
  • It can normalize or increase fat oxidation (fat-burning).
  • Can protect cell membranes from free radicals.
  • Oleic acid is important in myelin production, which maintains muscle and brain function.

What are the best food sources of Oleic Acid?

  • Avocado oil and avocados
  • Olive oil and olives
  • Peanut oil and sunflower oil
  • Beef, chicken
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Raw cacao
  • Dairy and eggs

Precautions to take

  • Oleic is high in calories, so if you’re watching your intake try to use smaller amounts.
  • When cooking with olive oil, use organic cold-pressed oil which has a higher quality of nutrients. Do not cook with high heat, as this can denature the oleic acid.

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