Sunday, 28 February 2016

What is MUFA PUFA?

There are two components of oils called as MUFA and PUFA ( I know you’ve heard these terms more than a million times)
MUFA – Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids
MUFA will lower your cholesterol levels, provide you with Vitamin E and anti-oxidants and responsible for the oil to stay liquid at room temperature but solidify at lower temperatures.
PUFA – Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
PUFA will give you Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are essential for brain development and lowering of cholesterol. This prevents the oil from solidifying at low temperatures.
In short oils which solidify when chilled should be avoided because they are high in saturated fats which means bad for the heart (in other words, choose oils which are high in MUFA and PUFA) Coconut oil is an exception though.

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