Repeat after me: Saturated fats are good.
You can read up on fats at the Wise Traditions website. It bugs me no end that the grocery store sells lard, but it is hydrogenated, turned into trans fat, so they don't have to keep it refrigerated. They could just sell it with the meat in the meat cooler like they used to. And yes most of your baked goods have partially hydrogenated oil so they have better shelf life. They had to do this because coconut oil was demonized as a dreaded saturated tropical oil, when really it is one of the most stable and healthful oils, great for baking and popcorn making.
For a while there 15--20 years ago, I used margarine for cooking, baking, everything, because it was so cheap--4 lbs. for a dollar the cheapest brand. Hopefully, I wasn't too damaged by that ignorance.