6 Healthy Fats You Should be Eating

Don't ban the good ones!

By Emily Main


Coconut oil is a healthy fat6. Coconut Oil
As with the other fats here, coconut oil’s high saturated fat content (92 percent) has earned it an undeserved bad reputation over the years. “But there are a lot of health benefits that go beyond just what kind of fat it is,” says Cates. For instance, coconut oil is high in lauric acid, a nutrient our bodies need to help our immune systems. One of the only other major dietary sources for lauric acid is breast milk. Coconut oils are very common now in regular and specialty grocery stores, so keep an eye out for them.

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