Coconut flesh is rich in several important micronutrients such as manganese, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and copper. While manganese supports enzyme function and fat metabolism, copper assists bone formation and heart health. Coconut is a unique fruit because of its high fat content. Most of these fats are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are absorbed intact in your small intestine and used by your body to produce energy. The health benefits if consumed in controlled amounts also suggest a boost in HDL (good) cholesterol and reduction in LDL (bad) cholesterol. Improvements in these markers may reduce your risk of heart disease. Studies suggest that the MCTs in this fruit may promote feelings of fullness and a better control on food intake, which may support weight loss.