2. Build up muscles

Think about muscle-building and more likely than not the image comes to mind of somebody working away at the gym lifting weights. The association between eating coconut products and strengthening muscles seems to be far stretched, but recent research suggests otherwise. It seems that coconut oil affects the pancreas in a way that causes it to produce more insulin. This compound is best known for its role controlling blood sugar levels but is also delivers nutrients to muscles. Thus an increased intake of coconut oil can be translated into a strengthening of muscle mass.