Coconuts provide many nutritents from the meat, juice, milk and oil which are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This fruit has many healing properties and is considered both a food and a medicine.
The water replenishes much needed electroloytes along with providing sugars, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. In general, young and slightly immature coconuts harvested when they are about 5-7 months of age for the drink.
The coconut meat provides fiber and oil not to mention that it is a great germ fighter and great for intestinal health.
Coconut oil is high in medium chain fatty acids which are broken down much faster than long chain fatty acids therefore they do not contribute to cholesterol. In fact, some studies have even shown that coconut oil could increase good cholesterol levels! The oil is also great to apply externally to the skin and hair as a excellent moisterizer.