If you’ve been around clean, whole, real, traditional, paleo, etc. foodies for any length of time, the subject of coconut oil has probably come up.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat that most people unfortunately believe is the cause of health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and weight gain. This false accusation has made us into a low-fat society of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” huggers.
But unlike the popular fats like canola oil, vegetable oil, and wanna be butter spreads, saturated fats (fats from tropical oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and animal fats) are actually the healthiest fats you can eat and use in a variety of ways.