If you’re like 95 million Americans, digestive health is concern for you. And it should be. An estimated 70% of the cells of your immune system are in your digestive tract.
One of the most important things you can do for your digestive system (and therefore your immune system!) is to feed it the right fuel. By doing this, you create an environment where beneficial bacteria can thrive… and harmful bacteria die off.
And here’s where coconut can help…
- Coconut flour contains the highest amount of fiber of any flour. And fiber is absolutely critical for a healthy GI tract. The good bacteria need a substrate to live on. And fiber makes these friendly flora flourish.
- Coconut flour and coconut oil also provide medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fatty acids (which include lauric acid) kill a myriad of bacteria, protozoa and fungus, including Candida albicans – the fungus responsible for yeast infections.
While coconut is potent and stealthy, it is also selective. It only kills the bad bacteria, and leaves the friendly intestinal bacteria your body needs for a healthy digestive tract.