4. Improved HDL Cholesterol Level
Too much saturated fat is not healthy, but not all saturated fats are the same. The kind in coconut oil has been shown in some studies to increase the level of HDL, or “good” cholesterol in the body, while at the same time altering the LDL or “bad” cholesterol into a form that is less harmful.
Many experts therefore believe that coconut oil is actually good for heart health, despite being comprised of mostly saturated fat.