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Trying to gain. Anything wrong with drinking like 16oz of coconut milk a day?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I just bought a bunch of Aroy-d 16.5oz cartons of coconut milk. Anything wrong with drinking like one a day (on top of my regular mealplan)? I'm trying to gain fat/weight.

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:48 PM

+1,thanks .

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on January 20, 2013
at 10:33 AM

Awesome link (Kresser's article). Thanks.

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on January 20, 2013
at 06:07 AM

What's wrong with guar gum? I can't find any canned coconut milk around here that doesn't have guar gum. Says guar gum is just some sort of Indian seed ground up into a powder.

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on January 20, 2013
at 02:22 AM

nope............

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:35 AM

It was cows. http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/coconut-oil.shtml

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on January 19, 2013
at 11:10 PM

If you need the cals & you like the stuff & it does not disagree with you, then go for it.

One 500 ml carton of the aroy-d will give you around 875 cals (Ref).

Avoid the aroy-d in cans tho, which look to contain potassium metabisulphite (metabisulfite) (E224) as preservative.

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on January 20, 2013
at 10:33 AM

Awesome link (Kresser's article). Thanks.

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:35 AM

Have coconut milk, but not too much, because unlike almond milk, if it's the "drink" kind (instead of the actual coconut milk), it's more processed. Have more fruits too!

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:27 AM

Assuming that 16 oz of Coconut Milk does Not upset your stomach, there isn't much of anything wrong with this from a nutritional POV. It may be a little high in o6:o3 ratio, but you could balance that out. However, I too have in the past tried to gain weight, specifically drinking copious amounts of coconut milk and coconut products and unfortunately, at least for me , it did Not work. I don't have the study off hand but I am reminded of a study done 50 years or so ago in pigs of farmers trying to fatten them up. It's my understanding that they gave some pigs coconut oil, and other pigs vegetable/corn oil. The corn oil fattened them up and the coconut oil made them lean. The farmers ditched the coconut oil and used the corn oil so that they could sell the pigs for more at market. GL either way.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:48 PM

+1,thanks .

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on January 20, 2013
at 01:35 AM

It was cows. http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/coconut-oil.shtml

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:07 AM

i usually drink coconut milk a few times a week. i'd drink it every day if i had it in the house all the time.

i know you can make your own coconut milk using equal amounts of shredded coconut to water. so for example, mix 1 cup boiling water in the blender with 1 cup shredded coconut. blend until smooth and you have full fat coconut milk. if you want it lighter, use more water.

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on January 20, 2013
at 02:26 AM

Short answer...it's fine.

Long answer...it's not going to contribute nearly as much to helping you put on quality size, but it's a great way to get overall calories. There are going to be other necessary foods you will need to eat to see the gains you want.

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on January 20, 2013
at 02:14 AM

Are you trying to gain muscle or fat?

If fat, do what we do to our meat animals. Load up on starches, just not grains (tubers, winter squash, roots, plantains, etc. ).

If muscle, resistive exercise with adequate protein--don't go too far overboard with protein, though.

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on January 20, 2013
at 02:05 AM

as long as theres no guar gum or carageenan

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on January 20, 2013
at 06:07 AM

What's wrong with guar gum? I can't find any canned coconut milk around here that doesn't have guar gum. Says guar gum is just some sort of Indian seed ground up into a powder.

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