The gallbladder is a relatively small organ that holds and empties bile needed for the digestion process. Bile in the liver comprise of water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Diet plays a vital role in the function of the gallbladder; thus, incorporating coconut oil in food keeps the gallbladder working exceptionally.

Coconut oil is a fatty oil and makes the gallbladder work harder than usual; hence it should be consumed in moderation. This oil has a high fat content due to the type and amount of saturated fatty acid that it contains.

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