Coconut water, milk, cream, oil and butter are so nutritious that it is often considered a “miracle liquid.” A medium-sized coconut can provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins and energy a person needs. Coconuts are full of lauric acid, the important saturated fatty acid that increases good-HDL that helps regulate cholesterol levels in blood. Coconuts are also a good source of potassium and electrolytes. Lactose free, it is an excellent substitute for anyone allergic to dairy or nut or grain-based milks. Despite recent statements by the American Health Association, research from around the world supports the health benefits of coconuts and the MTC fatty acids they contain.