Coconut is high in fats, especially saturated fats. In combination with the slow-digesting fiber, they’ll help keep you full longer. This means you are less likely to snack, and this helps with both weight loss and sugar management. Fresh coconut eaten in moderation is a good dietary option for diabetics. In case you don’t have a fresh coconut, then roughly 28-30 grams of dried coconut is equivalent to a 2-inch square of fresh coconut.