Coconut Oil Digestive Disorders: Less Work For Your Digestive System

Coconut Oil Digestive Disorders: Less Work for Your Digestive System

Coconut oil for digestive disorders? Extremely hard to argue! Coconut oil is digested and absorbed rapidly, and with the littlest effort.

The oil of the humble coconut is nature’s most abundant source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). And this, folks, is the key!

Unlike almost all other dietary fats and oils, MCFA-rich coconut oil goes straight to your liver to power metabolism. It does NOT need pancreatic digestive enzymes or bile from the gallbladder to be digested, thus making the work of your pancreas and digestive system that much easier.

Coconut oil provides a quick source of nutrition without taxing the enzyme systems of your body. It also enhances the absorption of food nutrients. Because of these, coconut oil has been recommended in the treatment of malnutrition.

Premature and ill babies are able to absorb MCFAs with relative ease. On the other end of the age spectrum, the elderly whose pancreas no longer functions properly are also able to take in much needed vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

With MCFA-prolific coconut oil, even gallbladder-less people can rest assured that their body will still be able to absorb essential nutrients.

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