The testimony says it all. Patients with Crohn’s disease, colitis and other gastrointestinal issues have reported that eating coconut helps ease their symptoms. Some patients say they noticed a clear difference in their digestive health after eating coconut macaroons. You may be questioning, cookies to help digestion? It certainly doesn’t shock researchers though!
For decades, researches have recognized the ease of digesting coconut oil, compared to other fats. They contribute this to the medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) found in coconut oil. Unlike long-chain fatty acids, MCFA molecules are smaller and require less work to be broken down and digested. This means coconut oil puts less strain on the pancreas and digestive system than other fats. Less strain means big benefits for people who suffer from gastrointestinal issues.
Also, coconut oil is considered an anti-inflammatory food. Those anti-inflammatory benefits help heal injury to the digestive tract in patients who suffer from diseases like Crohn’s.
The list of coconut oil benefits continues! Let’s not forget about coconut oil’s anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This miracle oil helps kill “bad” microorganisms that can cause chronic inflammation.
So how much virgin coconut oil do you need to eat to get relief? Check out the infographic below for more information and a detailed list of coconut oil benefits.
*See 6 ways to add more coconut oil to your diet below!
Here are 6 ways to add more coconut oil to your diet!
1) Cook with coconut oil
2) Replace coffee creamer with coconut oil
3) Add coconut oil to your morning oatmeal
4) Add coconut oil to yogurt
5) Add coconut oil to smoothies
6) Instead of butter, add coconut oil to your popcorn
While it’s not coconut oil, you can also add more coconut to your diet by drinking coconut water and coconut milk!