16. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is incredibly popular nowadays — and for good reasons. “One tablespoon contains 122 calories and 13.6 grams of fat (12 grams of which are from saturated fat.) Because it’s so high in saturated fat, coconut oil’s health benefits are often called into question,” explains Dr. Taz.
She elaborates: “But it actually elevates HDL levels (the good cholesterol) and reduces heart disease. It also contains lauric acid, which has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. I like to spread it on rice cakes for a quick and healthy snack.”