The Whole You
Wendy Humphris, ROHP
If you are having problems with your digestion, coconut will be your new best friend. You can add more coconut to the foods and drinks you consume, detox your body, and help with proper digestive health as well. This will make you feel much better and even give you some more energy as well.
Start Replacing Regular Milk
Diary is one of the leading causes of digestive issues, especially in people with a sensitivity or intolerance to dairy products, or who have conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have any type of milk at all. A better alternative is to start replacing regular milk with coconut milk. This is flavorful, has the same creamy consistency, and is simply a sweeter version of milk. It more closely resembled almond milk, so if you like vanilla almond milk, you will probably enjoy coconut milk as well.
Stick to Bland Diets With Coconut
If you are suffering a lot from digestive problems, then you should use coconut in its different forms, but also eat a blander diet. Try boiled chicken, white rice made with a little bit of coconut oil, and some dry toast. When you have coffee, use coconut sugar and coconut milk.
Drink Coconut Water
Drinking more water is a great way to start improving your digestion and help your bowel move more regularly, but you can also do this with coconut. If you find that you don’t drink a lot of regular water, it can be really helpful to have coconut water on hand. This adds a little bit of flavor to your water, making it more enticing and you actually enjoy drinking the water. It is also good with replacing other drinks like juice and soda, since it feels like you are drinking a flavored beverage and not just water.
Use Coconut Palm Sugar
Whenever you are planning on adding sugar to something you eat or drink, whether you are adding sugar to your coffee or making baked goods, try adding some coconut palm sugar to it. This is more nutritious for you and can be a lot easier on your stomach. A lot of people with digestive problems find that it is the sugar content in their foods, not the dairy, that upsets their stomach. This is when the benefits of coconut really come in since you can get coconut palm sugar.
Detoxification and weight loss
When doing your seasonal detox, adding coconut oil, in any form to your diet is an added bonus to helping ramp up your fat burning capacity, increasing your metabolism and levelling out your blood sugars. BONUS, it tastes great too.
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Wendy Humphris, ROHP
I’m a holistic nutritionist and I transform health for a living.