What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats?
Fats that are solid or almost solid at room temperature. Widely considered the "unhealthy" fats, they are actually essential to the body as they make up at least 50% of all cell membranes, protect the liver from alcohol and toxins, enhance the immune system, and enable proper utilization of Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for healthy brain functioning. Extra virgin coconut oil is an excellent source of saturated fat.
Fats that are derived from plant sources. Considered a good source of essential fatty acids.