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Super-Delicious Coconut Milk is Best Milk to Consume

Mar 15, 2008
To make coconut milk the juice inside the coconut is combined with the white flesh of the coconut. The result is a wonderful white milk that is full of super-healthy nutrients. Best of all, coconut milk is absolutely delicious and is non-fattening compared to cow's milk.

In the past it was thought that coconut oil was bad for health because of the saturated coconut fat. This past research was often based on hydrogenated coconut oil, rather than virgin coconut oil. This gave a false impression that coconuts where fattening and bad for health. In particular, it was not realized that some saturated fats can make you fat while others get broken down to unsaturated fats or used as energy, depending on their molecular structure.

Modern research shows coconuts to be a valuable source of healthy nutrition. About a third of the white coconut flesh is fat, and most of this fat (92%) is technically classed as saturated. However, this saturated fat is mostly made up of MCFA's (fatty chains that get burnt up as energy rather than being stored as body fat). Because of this, coconut oil/fat is increasingly used in weight-loss regimes.

The MCFA's in coconuts are rich in lauric acid, the most important essential fatty acid in maintaining and building the body's immune system. Apart from coconut oil, the only other source of lauric acid found in such high concentrations is human breast milk.

Coconut milk provides a really good source of nutrition for those following a weight loss regime because the saturated fat is composed of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids that are quickly and easily assimilated into the body - the fatty acids do not end up as fat in the body like the long-chain fatty acids in cow's milk.

'One of the remarkable things about coconut oil is that it can help you lose weight.' Dr. Mary G. Enig, (Ph.D. in nutritional sciences), USA.

'In tests, animals which ate just a little pure unsaturated oil were fat, and animals which ate a lot of coconut oil were lean. The anti-obesity effect of coconut oil is clear.' Dr. Raymond Peat (scientist and biochemist), USA.

Although high in saturated fat, coconut milk is an excellent source of nutrition for anybody wanting to lose weight. The fat mostly gets burnt as energy instead of being kept in the body as fat. Coconut milk is highly nutritious, good for the bones, and it helps build up a strong immune system to fight illness and disease.

Much research is currently being done on the high nutritional value of coconuts as they are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and health promoting oils.

Anybody can make coconut milk at home quickly and easily once you know how. No special equipment is required. When you experience the cool, luxurious, absolutely delicious flavor of coconut milk you will always want it again and again.
About the Author
Coconut milk is quick and easy to make when you know how. Learn how to remove the coconut flesh without any difficulty. For other milk-making recipes see www.about-milk.info.
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