Omega-9 fatty acid is a monounsaturated fat that is also known as oleic acid. It is not considered an essential fatty acid because of our body’s ability to produce it in small amounts.



They are important for:

  • Heart health
  • Blood sugar control

Omega 9s could be obtained from:

  • Olive oil
  • Olives
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Sesame oil
  • Pecans
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts


  • Primarily, omega-9 has a positive health affect on the lowering of cholesterol levels and promotes healthy inflammation responses within the body. Other major health benefits of omega-9 include the reduction of the arteries, reduction of insulin resistance, improvement of immune function, and provides protection against certain types of cancer.
  • Because of the expansive list of benefits of the entire omega fatty acid group provides to our bodies, every healthy adult should consume omega-9. The omega fatty acid group can help prevent and combat many common illnesses and health problems. These include countless conditions, like anorexia, ADHD, diabetes, eye disease, osteoporosis, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, acne, eczema, alcoholism, allergies, arthritis, cancer, weight loss, high blood pressure, heart disease, tuberculosis, and ulcers.


  • While omega-3 and omega-6 have some (rare) reported side effects, omega-9 has none. However, be cautious if you are using anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs due to an increased risk of bleeding.


  • Please consult with your doctor.

Other names

oleic acid


Source: Muscle and Strength,

Good fats 101,

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