Coconut water is now widely available in supermarkets and is being positioned as an alternative to sports drinks. I find it very refreshing and hydrating. It also has electrolytes which are good for your body. Lastly, it may also help overcome jet lag.
Coconut oil seems to have positive health properties. I buy the extra virgin unrefined version and drink two tablespoons each day or add it to smoothies. I'll also rub the oil on my face and hands. It's a key ingredient in most skin care products, so why not go straight to the source.
Coconut milk is great in curries or other stews. It can also make a nice dessert when warmed with a sweetener or even used to make salad dressings.
There are a variety of healthy ways to incorporate coconut products into meals or use it for body care. For this reason, it's called the 'tree of life' in many parts of the world where it grows naturally. Now it's possible to get it in many different forms at reasonable prices for consumption and practical use which is good news.
Most of all, just using coconut products makes me feel relaxed as if I were sitting on a white sand beach listening to the ocean waves crash against the shore. This is probably the best health benefit of all!
The tropics offer many other unique fruits with strong health benefits as discussed in this article.