Coconut Milk Questions
Morning, I am new to Paleo & have noticed that coconut milk is used a lot, which is great because I love it...however I am buying cans from the supermarket but I am not sure if they are suitable, how can I tell? I am based in the UK & I... (more)
I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)
I am attempting my second Whole 30. Doing alright--I've been paleo/primal for over two months so this isn't brutal. I find myself having a few "go-to's" as foods to manage my way and am wondering if there are any potential pit falls. ... (more)
On Whole 30 I made my own coconut milk because all the canned stuff has additives not permitted on Whole 30. It's not hard to do from flakes of coconut The boxed stuff has worse additives.
I'm going to be making my first coconut milk ice cream tonight, I've been totally addicted to ice cream the last few months & I simply couldn't continue with all the dairy & sugar so took the plunge and bought a decent ice cream maker... (more)
I want to make some coconut milk kefir, but the only coconut milk I can find where I live shows the ingredients as coconut extract (sometimes coconut kernel extract) and water. Sometimes with extras like guar gum, etc. Needless to say, I will... (more)
i use the trader joe's coconut milk for kefir. it works fine. i think it's just coconut and water. coconut extract is still coconut. the less ingredients, the better.
I live in Australia and I have two choices available to me: Aroy-D coconut milk and Ayam coconut milk Aroy-D coconut mik pros: all natural ingredients (60% coconut, water), BPA free cardboard carton, cheap price ($2.50/L). Concerns:... (more)
Aroy uses a high heat pasteurization process on the tetra pak coconut milk to give it a long shelf life. They don't add anything. So base your decision with some facts in hand. http://www.templeofthai.com/food/coconut-milk/aroy-d-small
Since starting CrossFit and Paleo, I've been losing too much weight. In an attempt to gain weight, I have significantly upped the quantity of the foods I eat, as well as drinking a shake every day that consists of one can (about 14oz/900... (more)
Hi Everyone, I am new to paleo, day 4 as a matter of fact, and so far I am feeling pretty good about it. I am not a huge milk/dairy person as it is so I don't feel like cutting out dairy is going to be an issue for me. I am also trying to go as... (more)
Let's keep it simple... So fat inhibits absorption of protein. Coconut milk has a lot of fat. If I made my protein shakes with coconut milk, would the fat from the coconut milk inhibit the absorption of the protein powder? I KNOW it's better to... (more)
So I found an awesome coconut milk (below). It's 100% coconut milk and is utterly delicious. The liquid version of bacon. I might become addicited to this! Only problem is it's UHT. There's nothing else in it because there doesn't need to be.... (more)
I just opened a can of Goya coconut milk, and it is much more runny/thin than any other canned coconut milk I've ever had. In the past, I've used Thai Kitchen and Whole Foods brands, and they were always very thick. I figured that that was just... (more)
I want to limit my fructose intake to under 50 grams a day. I use a can of full fat coconut milk in our smoothies every morning. Curious if it is high? I have scoured the internet for an hour.... no success.
Hi my can of coconut milk say that 100g has 169 kcal, proteins 1.8g, carbs 6.8g, fat 15g. but this is for whole can, water + separated part. I love eating separated part alone, do you know how should I count it? I dont know where to find it. Thanks (more)
I just started my paleo experience 5 days ago! I went to the store, and couldn't find a coconut milk that didn't have preservatives. Mind you, I was getting a little testy and just wanted to get out of the store...I ended up buying Oh So Delicious... (more)
I find all of the refrigerated coconut milk will have preservatives and other stuff added. I go for the canned stuff, which usually shows up in the "ethnic" or "asian" sections of the grocery stores I shop at. You can also buy it online.
I recently bought some Natural Value FULL FAT (not light) Coconut Milk, the new kind without guar gum--and the ingredients are "coconut extract and water". What exactly is coconut extract?
Alrighty, I live in the UK and it seems over here it is pretty hard to find an affordable, BPA-free coconut milk so I've been looking around and am thinking about making my own from unsweetened shredded coconut. Would this still contain all of the... (more)
making coconut milk on your own from unsweetened shredded coconut will definitely be way nutritious than the ones processed. You will have quality control in your own hands, and fresh coconut milk. your storage time will be less than the time the... (more)
I've heard that coconut oil contains just as much LDL causing saturated fat as it's medium chain fatty acids. What does this mean for cholesterol levels and how much should you really eat in conjunction with other fats? Anyone have some actual... (more)
So, I have decided to give coconut milk a try. After reading a few articles and some books that talk about the benefits of coconut milk. I did some research online and I found "So Delicious Coconut Milk" and "Native Forest Coconut Milk". Which... (more)
I am looking at doing the Paleo instead of low-carb (Atkins type) food plan. I once weighed 357 pounds when eating any and everything in sight; I am now at 229, following low-carb induction ( had been on ongoing weight loss and ended up... (more)
Hey, everyone! I wanted some more information about the coconut milk debate. Does light versus regular really matter? Is the light version really just watered down regular coconut milk? If I am trying to watch calories (well, not me, but in... (more)
Light coconut milk is fat reduced. Check the label. It is not watered down. There should be no added carbs or sugars. However the ratio of fat to carbs will be altered.
Every time I eat sweet potatoes I see an adverse reaction as in I get bloated in the stomach and am hungry shortly after eating a fulfilling meal. However when i eat fruit, I feel light and energetic and full for hours. Any cravings disappear. If... (more)
I have eliminated potatoes and feel much better! I am now eating fruit and feel energized and light. Thanks to all for helping me reach this conclusion. Sometimes it is better not to know the science behind our bodies and just eat what seems to... (more)
I've tried making coconut milk by soaking dried, shredded coconut overnight, then blending and straining the liquid. While this does contain a hefty amount of coconut fat and a distinct (but not very fresh) taste of coconut, it fails to make any... (more)
You're not using thickeners like carrageenan. To get more out of your coconut, you can try using hot water and blending and straining the stuff as soon as it's lukewarm.
I have been on a paleo ish diet now for about a year...I recently started using coconut milk and chia seeds...I have had so much swelling in my stomach and slight constipation. Has anyone ever heard of this, because chia seeds are suppose to help... (more)