8. Weight Loss According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, because Coconut oil contains medium-chain tiglycerides (MCTs)—which are a saturated fat—but digest quickly and turn into energy without contributing to weight gain, it is more effective than olive oil in promoting weight loss.
9. Antiviral Coconut contains lauric acid which the body converts into monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that fights many disease causing organisms. Consuming coconut can help strengthen your immune system.
10. Vitamin Rich You can eat every part of the coconut except the husk and it’s all packed with vitamins such as Vitamin C. It’s also rich in potassium, riboflavin, iron, manganese and niacin.