4. Coconut Oil
Americans are just now learning the benefits of coconut oil that other cultures have known for centuries. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, which are an easily digestible form of saturated fat that have been shown to boost metabolism. It can be used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions, and it makes hair smooth and silky.

5. Versatility
Coconuts are incredibly versatile. You can use the oil, milk, water, and meat in a multitude of ways. Try it fresh, dried, canned and drink the water for a hit of extra pep.