If we had to single out one of nature’s greatest gifts, it has to be coconut. Coconut oil can be applied topically or eaten. Its health benefits range from heart health, glowing skin and increased energy, to improved memory, balancing of hormones and fighting candida. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats that help the production of good cholesterol (HDL). It has also been known to heal kidney infections by working as a natural antibiotic that kills bacteria.