How can monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) help me lose belly fat?

Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) help reduce belly fat because they are anti-inflammatory; avocados and nut & seed oils are good examples. In this video, nutrition expert Rovenia Brock, PhD, explains all the healthy benefits of eating MUFAs. 
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are plant-based fats, so the easiest way to remember them is to look for healthy fats that aren’t from animal sources, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, oils, and olives. A study done through the American Diabetic Association found that a diet rich in MUFAs worked to reduce belly fat.
To help reduce belly fat, you need to eat three MUFA meals a day. The foundation of any MUFA meal has:
  • 3 ounces lean protein
  • 1 complex carb
  • Unlimited vegetables
  • 1 MUFA
Each meal should be 350 calories or less.
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