coconut milk coconut flour are they ok for someone trying Paleo

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Created February 01, 2013 at 9:20 PM

i make my own coconut milk from raw coconut and water - no sugar no preservatives. but i am trying to go Paleo - is coconut milk ok .....



on February 02, 2013
at 02:12 PM

Coconut products are generally highly encouraged on a paleo diet. However, depending on your goals/needs, whether you are ketogenic or avoiding sugar, you may want to limit your intake. Experimentation is key.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:38 PM

It depends on what specific issues you are trying to deal with using paleo. I am diabetic, so I stick to mainly meats and veggies. From just a standard paleo standpoint, coconut is loved by many. Coconut or almond flower for baking, coconut oil for frying stuff up, and coconut milk to replace milk if you aren't doing dairy.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:48 PM

Yes, coconut milk is great, but the coconut flour should probably not make up the majority of your diet. I was born in a country with so much coconuts and they are a staple of the native diet. That includes coconut meat, coconut milk, and coconut water. Using coconut flour(dry coconut with no fat/milk content) is a very new thing and should be limited in my opinion. After the coconut is squeezed for milk, the dry pulp is given to the cows to eat. I use it though but maybe only 3 or 4 tablespoons or less. Last time I used it was last year.

If you make your own coconut milk, you shouldn't throw out the pulp. You can make your own coconut flour. I made a blog post with the recipe here:


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on February 03, 2013
at 03:37 PM

The answer would depend on two major factors. Firstly, what you are trying to achieve through your paleo diet. If you are trying to fight diabetes or reduce weight, coconut products would need to be removed from your diet. Secondly, not everyone tolerates coconut products positively. But since you are considering it, I believe the second factor should not be a problem. Home made coconut milk is very good and can help to create several delicious recipes. Coconut flour is something that I have not tried, so I do not know much about it.



on February 01, 2013
at 11:45 PM

While I personally can eat all kinds of coconut products, I can't tolerate coconut flour. It's too heavy for my stomach, and I've read similar reports from others too. I prefer almond flour, for the few times I bake.


on September 12, 2013
at 12:37 PM

Why not, both coconut milk and coconut flour are very healthy, I use them for different recipes, add coconut milk in my coffee, but its better if its homemade coconut milk out of the nut.


on February 03, 2013
at 01:04 PM

That was very helpfull ... Thank you all ! Thanks @soul - I made my very own coconut flour yesterday. I will use it for occasional baking for my two guys :)) I recently discovered my sons and I inability to deal with cows milk and goat yogurt Soy is out if the question for my family So we switched to coconut and almond milks. We have an organic store here vegan and the make Amazing cashew cheese :)))) enzymes cashews and lemon :))))) :)))) Will look in to making coconut yogurt. Very intrigued how to ?!?!?!?



on February 02, 2013
at 12:45 AM

i use coconut milk and coconut flour. i make coconut milk yogurt from fresh coconut milk and it really helps my digestion. i use coconut flour in baking but i only bake once a month so i don't have it every day.

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