Weight Management Monounsaturated Fats Benefits

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Monounsaturated Fats Benefits is

Normal
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

 Your genotypes indicate that you have typical health risks from saturated fats. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fat. It is recommended to replace saturated fat with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats while staying within recommended limits for calories and total dietary fat.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Monounsaturated Fats Benefits.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: FAAH
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Increased weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity under a high monounsaturated fat hypocaloric diet compared to individuals with CA/AA genotypes
Genes: ADIPOQ_promoter1
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Monounsaturated Fats Benefits?

Monounsaturated fats, or commonly known as MUFAs, are a type of fat that offers many health benefits. MUFAs are anti-inflammatory and promote heart health when taken in moderation or used to substitute saturated fats and trans fats in the diet. MUFAs are widely found in both animal- and plant-based foods such as lard, duck, almonds, cashews, avocados, and so forth. Olive and canola oils are also rich in MUFAs. They can be characterised by their liquid state at room temperature and solid state when chilled. Oils rich in monounsaturated fats are also a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant vitamin that aids in slowing down the aging process. Studies have also shown that high-MUFA diets have significant effectiveness in weight loss as compared to having a low-fat high-carb diet.

How It Affects Your Body

Monounsaturated fatty acids provide nutrients for healthy development of the body's cells. MUFAs may help lower your risk of heart disease by improving your risk factors. One example is MUFAs can help reduce your overall and bad cholesterol levels.

Additionally, MUFAs also help to maintain your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level. HDL cholesterol is known to be the good cholesterol needed by the body.

There are many types of MUFAs, one of which is omega-9 (oleic acid). It helps to control the immune system, blocks cholesterol absorption in the small intestine, lowers blood pressure, and reduces inflammation, all of which can provide health benefits like weight loss and diabetes prevention.

Apart from that, replacing carbohydrates and saturated fats with MUFAs in your diet is said to be able to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing body's sensitivity towards insulin. Insulin is released in response to excess blood sugars in the body, thus lowering the risk of diabetes.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Make it a habit to read the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods, checking the saturated fats and trans fats content. This will help you to consciously reduce the consumption of foods high in saturated fats.
  2. Limit saturated fat consumption to less than 20 g per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet, may differ according to your calorie needs).
  3. Choose foods with lower %DV of saturated fat in order to get less than 100% of the Daily Value each day. As a general guide, 5%DV or less of saturated fat per serving is considered low while 20%DV or more per serving is considered high.

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