It’s the only oil that remains stable at a high heat. While other options, like olive oil, offer tremendous health benefits as is, they can turn carcinogenic at high heats. Beyond that, a pile of research has built up coconut oil's benefits, which may include weight loss, better digestion, lower cholesterol, healthier skin, and increased immunity. Look for organic, unrefined, expeller-pressed coconut oil like Nutiva. It’s derived directly from organic coconuts with minimal processing or modification.