The initial studies on coconut oil that supposedly demonstrated that it was unhealthy used refined and hydrogenated coconut oil that contained trans fats.
These studies have no relevance to the unrefined, organic, virgin coconut oil that is commonly found in health food stores today… which is the subject of this article.
Populations That Eat a lot of Coconut Are Healthy
If coconut fat were bad for you, then we should see some very sick people in populations that eat a lot of it.
But we don’t. Populations who eat a large percentage of calories from coconuts are much healthier than Western nations.
The Tokelauans ate more than 50 percent of calories as coconut and were the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world [in addition to the country's commitment to renewable energy]. The Kitavans ate up to 17 percent of calories as saturated fat, mostly from coconut.