Coconuts contain protein, potassium, magnesium and provide many beneficial nutrients that are good for building muscle. The iodine content in coconuts nourish the metabolic system. The heart healthy fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA). MCFAs are easily metabolized and used for energy so they are not stored as fat. Because the MCFAs metabolize so efficiently, they act like a carbohydrate to boost endurance and provide immediate energy for athletes, dieters and those who have difficulty digesting fat. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is also known for being anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It assists calcium absorption into the skeletal structure and enhances the immune system.