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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coconut Milk -Another Non-Dairy Alternative

While coconut milk is high in saturated fat. The fat is easily metabolized by the body. The saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat.
Coconut milk also offers some particular health benefits. It is anti-carcinogenic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. The main saturated fat that it contains, lauric acid, is also found in mother's milk and has been shown to promote brain development and bone health. Some hope that coconut milk, with its powerful anti-viral properties, can one day be used in the fight against AIDS. Coconut milk contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.

Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to animal milk. This vegan drink is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free. Coconut milk is known to relieve the symptoms of sore throats and ulcers. Coconut milk is used in skin-care products to moisturize the skin and relieve dry skin and rashes. It also can be used on the hair and in baths.

So give coconut milk a try in addition to almond milk for some dairy free milk alternatives. Great healthy stuff for use instead of dairy milk and you can make your protein shakes with it as well.
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