In fact, authors of the report even go so far as to compare coconut oil's 82 percent saturated fat content to beef fat's 50 percent and butter's 63 percent.
High concentrations of monounsaturated fats can be found in peanut, canola and olive oils, nuts such as pecans and almonds, seeds, and fruits like avocadoes, while high levels of polyunsaturated fats can be found in soybean, sunflower, corn, and flaxseed oils, fish, walnuts, and canola oil.
In the case of coconut oil, the surprise that came with the advisory was because of its many supposed health benefits that the authors did not back up while at the same time advising the public against using the product.
Naturally, the ratio between the good and the bad fat levels in coconut oil cannot be considered balanced, but while we wait for scientific backing regarding its health benefits, the advisory reminds the public that it is relevant to seriously consider the things that we place in our bodies.
Take note, although there are clear distinctions between the two types of fats, moderation is still the key to taking advantage of the health benefits of unsaturated fats, while lowering the negative effects of saturated and trans fats.