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What type of fat does coconut oil contain?

Keri Glassman, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist
Coconut oil contains a beneficial type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which have been shown to improve HDL cholesterol levels. Watch registered dietitian Keri Glassman, RD, explain why coconut oil is good for heart health.

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