In recent years, the New Zealand government has been advising people to stop eating their traditional saturated fats such as coconut oil. This is due to the incorrect theory that saturated fats cause high cholesterol and heart disease. They actually do neither. Rather, coconut oil in particular has whole range of health benefits, including:
- Short chain fatty acids make it easy to digest
- Anti-fungal, anti-viral & anti-bacterial properies
- Increases metabolism
- Supports the thyroid gland
So New Zealanders can feel confident about eating good quality coconut oil.