9 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil Daily. Here's a newsflash I'm sure won't surprise you. Nothing concocted in a laboratory can ever replace the value of what is found in nature. Mother Nature is incredibly generous. We get a bounty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to nourish your body so we can enjoy a long healthy life. One fruit in particular, the coconut, is so abundant in its healing properties that it's referred to as the tree of life. Before World War II, people living in island countries, like the Philippines, consumed a diet that consisted mainly of rice, root crops, vegetables and an abundance of the ultra healing superfood, the coconut. The coconut is a functional food rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health. For generations, island people considered it The Cure for All Illness and consumed the meat, milk and coconut oil daily. Although this diet was high in saturated fat, Western conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease were virtually unheard of.