Coconut oil is very high in Caprylic Acid which is great for fighting Candida. It’s a MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and is absorbed differently than other saturated oils. Saturated oils are critical for the body or else it cannot produce hormones. MCT does not get stored in the body and is used for energy. I consume at least 4-5 tbsp. a day, my cholesterol is 145 and I’m dropping weight even though I’m 5’7″ with 19 BMI. A day without coconut oil is a miserable day for me.