With the popularity of coconut oil, coconut water, coconut creams, etc, there is an awareness that coconut is healthy for you but there seems to be a lack of knowing what exactly the benefits are.
Fresh coconut helps prevent obesity by boosting your metabolism which helps you burn more calories at rest. It can also reduce sweet cravings because the healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.
Coconut is also antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. These benefits are the same whether you consume coconut in any of its various forms (it be raw coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut butter, etc.)