Do you think saturated fat is unhealthy? Actually naturally occurring saturated fat is extremely naturally healthy for you. Artificially created saturated fat also known as trans-fat is not good for human life.
Food distributors add extra hydrogen atoms to unsaturated products such as vegetable oil or seed oil in a process called hydrogenation so the products will last longer. Saturated fat has been blamed for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.
But pacific Islanders, who incorporate coconut oil into almost all their meals, have an extremely low incidence of cardiovascular disease and other health issues related to saturated fat. This is partly due to the combined presence of pacific, lauric and caprylic acids, which boost the production of lipo-protein, the “good” cholesterol that improve the health of your heart.
Reference : MCGRATH, SIMONE. 2014. COCONUT OIL For Health and Beauty. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.