Coconut milk is a tasty alternative to cow's milk that may also provide a number of health benefits. Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts, which are the fruit of the coconut tree.
Effects on Cholesterol and Heart Health
Coconut milk is high in saturated fat and it has benefits that can help with the heart. Cholesterol improves with coconut milk intake.
Coconut milk and coconut oil can reduce inflammation and swelling.
Decrease Stomach Ulcer Size
Coconut milk reduces stomach ulcer size.
Fight Viruses and Bacteria
It reduces the levels the viruses and bacteria that cause infections.
Potential Side Effects
Unless you're allergic to coconuts, the milk is unlikely to have adverse effects. Coconut allergies are actually rare.
How To Select The Best Coconut Milk
• Read the label
Choose a product that only contains coconut and water.
• Choose BPA free cans
But coconut milk from companies that use BPA free cans
• Use cartons
Unsweetened coconut milk in cartons usually contains less fat and fewer calories.
• Go light
This means you must buy a light canned coconut milk.
• You can also make your own
You can make your own from shredded coconut.
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