Olive oil contains abundant amounts of oleic acid. Oleic acid is a type of monounsaturated fat that lowers cholesterol levels, which decreases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.Continue Reading
According to How Stuff Works, olive oil is comprised of between 55 to 80 percent oleic acid. The factors that influence this fluctuation include the type of soil in which the olives are grown and the kinds of olives that are used to make the oil.
Olive oil also contains vitamin E, the omega-6 fatty acid known as linoleic acid and the omega-3 fatty acid known as alpha linoleic acid.Learn more about Cooking
Only one end of a fatty acid is polar. A fatty acid consists of a polar carboxylic head group and a nonpolar hydrocarbon tail. Most fatty acids have an overall nonpolar character due to the long hydrocarbon chain; however, fatty acids with shorter hydrocarbon chains have an overall polar character.Full Answer >
Foods that contain essential fatty acids include fish, shellfish, hemp seed, flax seed (linseed), soy oil, chia seeds, canola oil (rapeseed), sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, olive oil, eggs, wholegrain foods and leafy vegetables. Essential fatty acids support brain function and development, skin health and cardiovascular health while offering many other health benefits.Full Answer >
Causes of fatty liver include excessive intake of alcohol, type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to Healthline. Cures for fatty liver include alcoholism treatment, weight loss, cholesterol management and blood sugar control.Full Answer >
A fatty acid with one or more double or triple bonds is known as a unsaturated fatty acid. When this occurs, the fatty acid can absorb additional hydrogen atoms. They may also exhibit cis or trans conformations depending on which side of the double bond adjacent hydrogen atoms appear.Full Answer >