What is MUFA% and what affects it?
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Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)% tells you how much of your total fatty acid count is monounsaturated fatty acids.

MUFAs are “good” fats as part of your diet. However, because how your body handles MUFA, consuming too much saturated fat (such as from butter, cheese and red meat) may cause MUFA levels in your blood to go up, which is bad. A high level of MUFA is also often a sign of obesity and insulin resistance, a condition in which your cells have a difficulty to take up glucose from your bloodstream. This may develop into diabetes and is not good for your heart’s health. So, maintaining a lower level of MUFA% is better.

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