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Monounsaturated cis Fatty Acids: How To Use Them For Your Benefit

The cis isomer is the natural and the common configuration of unsaturated fatty acids. A fatty acid in a cis configuration is two hydrogen atoms adjacent to the double bond are on the same side of the chain.

cis-Monounsaturated fatty acids are one of four categories among monounsaturated fatty acids.

If you are looking for a specific cis-monounsaturated fatty acid, I recommend you use the expanded toc to find it.

Structure Of cis-Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Most unsaturated fatty acids that occur in nature have their bonds in the cis configuration, which means; the same side. Partial hydrogenation of cis-fats can turn some of the fatty acids into a trans variety, meaning; opposite sides.

Is There Benefits Of cis-Monounsaturated Fatty Acids?

The effects of cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (cis-MUFAs) on the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and CHD mortality are not fully understood. But cis-MUFA may have a role in cardiovascular health 🗗. More research is needed to clarify this.

List Of Common cis-Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Below you will find the most common cis-monounsaturated fatty acids. You can find out what they are and what they might be able to do.

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid (14:1 c) an uncommon acid

cis-9-tetradecenoic acid is uncommon in nature and in foods, it’s found only in low quantities. You can find some more information about cis-9-tetradecenoic acid in What Is cis-9-Tetradecenoic Acid?

Palmitoleate (16:1 c) is anti-inflammatory

Macadamia nuts and buckthorn seed oil contain palmitoleate. Read more about palmitoleate in What Is Palmitoleate?

Palmitoleate seems to have the ability to decrease inflammatory activity when it is interacting with specific proteins. Check it out in Palmitoleate (16:1 c): One Research-Backed Benefit

cis-10-heptadecenoic acid (17:1 c) have no research-backed benefits

cis-10-Heptadecenoic acid might have potential antitumor activity, but research is still not done on the subject. Find more information about cis-10-heptadecenoic acid in What Is cis-10-Heptadecenoic Acid?

Oleate (18:1 c) for your digestive tract

Oleate is common in nature. You can find some more information about oleate in What Is Oleate?

It seems to have the ability to help keep your digestive tract healthy. Look at its benefit in Oleate (18:1 c): One Research-Backed Benefit

cis-13-eicosenoic acid (20:1 c) is a neutral acid

cis-13-eicosenoic acid is a relativley neutral acid that is found mostly in fats and oils. Read more in What Is cis-13-Eicosenoic Acid?

cis-Erucic acid (22:1 c) might not be good for you

cis-Erucic acid may hold the same side effects that Erucic acid, like it, can be harmful to children. Health concerns about cis-Erucic acid and Erucic acid are still disputed

You can find more information about cis-erucic acid in What Is cis-Erucic Acid?

Nervonic acid (24:1 c) needed for your brain

Nervonic acid consists of choline, sphingosine, and phosphoric acid. Learn more in What Is Nervonic Acid?

Nervonic acid has a close relationship with brain development. It may even enhance brain functions.

If you don’t have enough nervonic acid, the risk for obesity-related risk factors will increase. You can find more information about the benefits in Nervonic Acid (24:1 c): 2 Research-Backed Benefits

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