Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fats, which actually do not harm the blood lipid profile like previously thought and are actually beneficial!
Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL cholesterol to a benign subtype
In one study in 40 women, Coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL
There are also studies showing that Coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status!This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors should theoretically lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over the long term. Get some in the diet!