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Coconut oil for Digestive System Health

By Merab Inyika July 21, 2020

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is extracted from coconut kernels. It is a colorless and tasteless oil that may be used in its refined or unrefined form. Coconut oil has been shown to provide the body with high energy levels and stronger metabolism. Its benefits have gained an incredible amount of recognition in the health and nutrition circles as more people turn to coconut oil for their general wellness.

Coconut oil helps with digestion by enhancing the absorption of fat-soluble components like vitamins and magnesium. It also eliminates toxic bacteria and candida effectively improving digestion as well as reducing stomach inflammations.

The digestive system is integral in the maintenance of overall health and wellbeing. It is therefore very important to ensure that it is properly functioning in order to prevent the development of chronic diseases. Gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or Crohn’s can significantly affect the quality of life.

The digestive tract is home to various microorganisms which constantly interact with each other as well as with the walls of the tract itself. An excessive increase in bacteria and fungi in the digestive tract can inhibit nutrient absorption and cause digestive distress. This may be characterized by feelings of bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and gas.

Coconut oil contains a significant amount of medium-chain triglycerides such as lauric acid. These medium-chain triglycerides have the same effect as those found in breast milk and thus are able to boost immune system reaction in fighting bacterial or fungal infections. Coconut oil’s antimicrobial properties are activated when its medium-chain triglycerides are converted into monoglycerides and free fatty acids in the digestive system. It also contains healthy fats that weaken the membranes of harmful bacteria causing them to disintegrate and die of. The process is so effective that it can kill even super germs that may have become resistant to antibiotics.

Studies on the effects of coconut oil have shown that it plays an essential role in healing and soothing inflamed tissues along the digestive tract. This helps to calm the pain and discomfort that may be associated with digestive tract diseases or disorders.

Regular consumption of coconut oil has been shown to be able to treat constipation. It has a laxative effect and also increases metabolism thus helping food pass quickly through the body. this ensures regular and smaller bowel movements.

Coconut oil is also effective in cleaning the colon thus preventing digestive and nutritional diseases. It has been shown to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. This is a digestive disorder that develops in the ileum and inflames the digestive tract causing ulcers, fistulas, infections, and diarrhea. Coconut oil contains short-chain fatty acids which can relieve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease as well as irritable bowel disease. Short-chain fatty acids don’t put a lot of stress on the pancreas as well as the digestive system as a whole. It also cleanses the digestive tract thus enabling it to absorb nutrients more efficiently.


Coconut oil is therefore a very effective natural way to treat digestive tract conditions and to improve overall health.

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