Talk about confused. Coconut oil is meant to be the latest must have food in our diet, however others info tells us it's not good. Jamie Oliver wrote this in his latest book. I know this message has been posted earlier but am re posting to see if maddie can help here? For those who don't have Jamie's book he states that," there are many health gurus shouting about health benefits of coconut oil so I spoke to the leading fat specialist in the uk Professor Tom sanders and he and others all share the same opinion. I am not anti coconut oil but I am anti it's overuse and fictitious health benefits being bandied around. It's absorbed and turned in to energy quickly which is perceived as helpful however it is still the highest saturated fat on the planet and very low in essential fatty acids . If you consume too much it will nudge you in the direction of heart disease.