Did you know that Coconut Oil is really good for you? It actually has a number of health benefits, including weight loss. The reason people think coconut oil is unhealthy has nothing to do with science, but has everything to do with marketing and money. Back it the 1980s, people were concerned that saturated fats could raise cholesterol levels. The soybean industry realized this was a perfect opportunity to make a profit: if they could convince people that all saturated fats were bad and caused heart disease, people would eat more vegetable oil. So the soybean industry spent millions in an anti-saturated fat and anti-tropical oils publicity campaign. Special interest groups joined in and because of the media blitz it didn't take long before everyone believed coconut oil was an artery clogging fat.