6 Health Benefits of Oleic Acid + Safety & Food Sources

Written by Aleksa Ristic, MS (Pharmacy) | Last updated:
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Evguenia Alechine, PhD (Biochemistry), Puya Yazdi, MD | Written by Aleksa Ristic, MS (Pharmacy) | Last updated:

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Oleic acid is a major component of olive oil greatly responsible for its beneficial effects on heart health, metabolism, mental health, and more. Besides olive oil, some other oils and fat sources also contain significant amounts of this monounsaturated fatty acid. Keep reading to learn about the benefits, food sources, and safety of oleic acid.

About the Author

Aleksa Ristic

Aleksa Ristic

MS (Pharmacy)
Aleksa received his MS in Pharmacy from the University of Belgrade, his master thesis focusing on protein sources in plant-based diets. 
Aleksa is passionate about herbal pharmacy, nutrition, and functional medicine. He found a way to merge his two biggest passions—writing and health—and use them for noble purposes. His mission is to bridge the gap between science and everyday life, helping readers improve their health and feel better.