Proper Digestion Is Key To Optimal Health. Here’s How Coconut Oil Helps.

Remember when talking about digestion was a topic kept between you and yourself (and maybe your doctor)? Nowadays, it seems like the subject is everywhere and comes up in almost every health-related conversation—and for good reason. Maintaining a healthy digestive system supports our entire physical and mental well-being. When our digestion suffers, our bodies can’t properly absorb the key nutrients needed for optimal health.

If you’ve been experiencing digestive issues or are simply curious about all the many ways coconut oil can support your gut, we’ve got your answers. Read on to learn how coconut oil can keep your digestion in check to help you live your healthiest and happiest life.

Poor Digestion, Poor Health

Before we get into coconut oil’s role in supporting digestive health, it’s important to first address how suffering digestion contributes to poor overall health. The digestive system is our body’s primary way of taking in nutrientsand it plays a vital part in helping us fight off disease. Here’s the scoop short and sweet: Our digestive system lays down the foundation for our bodies to properly function and ultimately, healthy digestion is what helps us thrive in our day-to-day.

While eating a healthy diet, managing stress, and keeping active are all key ways we can support an optimally-functioning digestive system, you can add coconut oil to the mix to further boost digestive health and maximize your wellness.

Coconut Oil Stops Bad Bugs In Their Tracks

Parasites, yeast, and bad bacteria—all of these bad microorganisms that can cause chronic inflammation and poor digestive health are no match for coconut oil. Conscious Coconut Oilis packed with the anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal nutrient lauric acid, which helps heal your digestive tract and absorb the much-needed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that support optimal health.

A Supercharged Metabolism Helps Keep Things Moving

Constipation isn’t just an uncomfortable conversation topic. If you’ve experienced it before, you likely know that constipation can make you feel crampy and bloated—in other words, not your healthiest and happiest self. Constipation can be the result of many factors: stress, travel, or eating processed food, and while common and unexpected shifts to our wellness routines can make it so that many of us may experience constipation from time to time, severe cases can have a drastic negative impact on your everyday life.

Coconut oil combats this with its unique combination of fatty acids,making it so that breaking down coconut oil in the body can increase the amount of energy you burn. When you consume coconut oil, you’re tackling constipation head-on by speeding up your metabolism and cleansing your body of excess waste.

How To Use Coconut Oil To Boost Digestion

We’ve got more good news—not only are there seemingly endless ways that coconut oil supports digestive health, but there are perhaps even more possibilities for how you can add it to your diet. We love coconut oil as a substitute for butter or processed oils in cooking. Simply swap out the fat you use to stir-fry or sauté veggies, eggs, meat, or plant-based proteins and add coconut oil to the pan instead. Looking for a nutrient dense snack option? Drizzling coconut oil over air-popped popcorn is a healthy and delicious way to switch up your go-to afternoon snack.

We also love stirring a dollop of CoCo into our morning coffee. Not only are you getting the (much-needed) caffeine boost, but you’re also energizing your body by boosting circulation, stimulating the lymph nodes, and of course, improving your digestion. ​Head here​ for more ideas on how coconut oil can boost your everyday routines.

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