In nutrition, monounsaturated fats are fatty acids found in natural foods. Like polyunsaturated fat it provides essential fatty acids for healthy skin and the development of body cells. It is believed to lower cholesterol and may assist in reducing heart disease.
Monounsaturated fat is also believed to offer protection against certain cancers, like breast cancer and colon cancer and are typically high in Vitamin E, the anti-oxidant vitamin which is usually in short supply in many Western diets. Monounsaturated fats also tend to lower LDL Levels in the blood.