I don’t have anything against cream and I don’t think it’s bad. It makes things taste delicious, if used properly, that’s for sure.
I like coconut milk as well and all of you who like Asian or Indian food will probably like it as well. It’s a standard ingredient in the eastern countries and it’s getting more popularity in the west as well.
Coconut milk can add a whole new dimension to the taste and texture of dishes. It’s creamy texture and it’s lightly sweet taste, can transform a regular soup to a really amazing dish.
Besides that, coconut milk also has many health benefits, as does the coconut in general.
Coconuts contain many Vitamins, i.e. Vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6 as well as iron, selenium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Knowledge Base: Coconut Milk is lactose-free, so you can eat it even if you’re lactose intolerant.
Coconut milk has a very high-fat content, which is beneficial as well, due to the presence of lauric acid. The amount of lauric acid is approximately 50%. It’s converted into monolaurin which has antibacterial and antiviral functions. It also destroys some disease causing organisms.
Thus, the consumption of coconuts is associated with protection from viruses and bacteria
The high fat content of coconut milk has gotten it a bad reputation, but studies have shown that there is no negative effect of coconut milk on the fat profile, but instead it can be beneficial since it raises HDL (“good cholesterol”) and decreases LDL (“bad cholesterol”).
If you’ve ever drunken BulletProof Coffee you might heard of MCT oil.
MCT stands for medium-chain-triglycerides, which have been studied for some time now and there have been some interesting findings.
Coconut milk also contains MCTs so these findings apply here as well.
MCT helps you lose weight, probably due to increased energy expenditure. Researchers compared the intake of MCT oil and olive oil and found that those who consumed MCT oil, had a higher energy expenditure and accordingly lost more weight.
Another benefit of MCTs is that they tend to lower inflammation in your intestines as well as in your joints.
Knowledge base: Inflammation is a reaction of the body to a certain stimulus. If a wound gets infected your body fights against those bacteria that cause the infection and thus it gets inflamed. Inflammation can also happen on the inside, i.e. in your joints (arthritis) or in your colon. Gluten a common cause for an inflamed gut. Your immune system sees gluten (or the gliadin particles) as an intruder and fights it. Your gut gets inflamed, which causes many health issues.
Even if you live in the west and are used to using cream in your dishes, try coconut milk from time to time. There are literally thousands of delicious recipes you can use.
Try its amazing taste and enjoy the health benefits as well.
Steps to take:
- Buy coconut milk.
- Used it for asian dishes.