The popularity of coconut oil has exploded. A decade ago, it could only be found on the shelves of specialty health food stores. Today, it would be more difficult to find a grocery store that didn’t stock coconut oil. Sure, coconut oil is popular, but does that mean it’s good for you? The answer is more complicated than you think. Consider the following:
- Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Coconut oil contains more saturated fat than most of the animal fats we consume.
- Coconut oil is great for your skin. It works wonderfully as a moisturizer, and can work wonders on a sunburn.