Sadly we have not yet conquered the prohibitive UK climate for growing our own coconuts so these will hail from shores afar. Crack it open to enjoy coconut water, flesh or indeed make your own coconut milk - these are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Reasons to eat coconut:
They are full of naturally occurring electrolytes which help to keep your pH levels in balance and optimise muscle functioning.
Packed with fibre they keep you feeling full and help regulate bowel functioning.
They are rich in lauric acid which has been shown in extensive amounts of research to enhance immunity - disrupting the lipid membranes of pathogens.
They contain high levels of manganese, potassium and phosphorous.