Millie Padula - Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nutritionist and Founder of Dietitian Edition dietitianedition.com, Millie Padula, takes a closer look at the benefits of coconut oil.
It is interesting to note though that the most abundant saturated fat present in coconut oil is called lauric acid. This impersonates the functioning of unsaturated (healthier) fats and may help to enhance the good cholesterol levels in our blood. The presence of lauric acid makes coconut oil somewhat superior and potentially less concerning from a health perspective when compared to other oils, such as palm oil, which are high in saturated fat.