― I often praised coconut oil on this site for its many nutritional benefits. Coconut oil is also one of those good fats that are conducive to weight loss. So I certainly couldn't let my fitness series go by without including one of my favorite healthy fats. ∙ Of course I realize that there are many uses for coconut oil, but I just want to focus in on it's dietary benefits. ∙ Lauric acid makes up approximately half of the fatty acids found in Coconut Oil. This is the same fatty [...].