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The Health Benefits Of Coconut Milk

Updated on October 12, 2012


God has made many things in nature that we can use to heal ourselves; coconut milk is one of those. Most people know what coconut milk is, but for those of you who are in the dark, here's a description of it's physical characteristics. Coconut milk is the liquid you get after grating the meat of the coconut. Thick milk can be gained by squeezing the grated coconut meat through a cheesecloth. If you want thinner milk, soak the meat in warm water and squeeze it again. This is how you can make it yourself. There are also various kinds that you can buy in the store. Now that you know how coconut milk is acquired, I will tell you about the many health benefits that come along with its delicious taste!

The Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

As well as cutting unhealthy fats(sugar, white flour, fried foods, etc.) from your diet, drinking coconut milk can help you lose weight because of its healthy fats. Massaging the milk, and also the oil, into your hair and and scalp before showering also is a great benefit. Coconut milk supplies your hair with necessary nutrients to grow and conditions it. The oil clears up dandruff and soothes a dry, itchy scalp. Soaking your hands in coconut milk and then rubbing the oil into them moisturizes and restores your skin. Smoothing the oil into your face repairs wrinkles and sagging. You can also treat skin infections, wounds and fungus problems because of its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Drinking coconut milk can improve the flexibility and elasticity of your skin and blood vessels because it contains copper, a very necessary nutrient.
Anemics and pre-anemics can benefit from coconut milk because it contains iron that helps the body produce hemoglobin. Coconut milk also is rich in manganese which stabilizes your blood sugar levels, which is good news for those who have hypoglycemia or diabetes. Many people have high blood pressure; they could drink coconut milk because it contains potassium which lowers blood pressure. Coconut milk contains medium-chain fatty acids that kill bacteria that cause the formation of plaque in the arteries, which may lead to heart disease.
Those that are at risk of getting herpes, influenza, and HIV can also benefit from drinking coconut milk. It contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids, and capric acid that fight the viruses and bacteria that cause those diseases. It even can help those that have, have had, or are at risk of having prostate cancer. Zinc, contained in coconut milk, slows down the activity of cancer cells, especially in the prostate gland.
The elderly also benefit from coconut milk. It contains selenium that control free radicals and therefore relieves the symptoms of arthritis.
Coconut milk kills bad bacteria in your stomach, so those that suffer from indigestion and ulcers can benefit from the milk. It is also is dairy free, nut free, soy free, and gluten free. It makes a good substitute milk for those who are lactose intolerant, or those that have allergies.
Coconut milk contains a good source of vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6. It also contains iron, selenium, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium. It also contains magnesium which helps relieve and ease menstrual cramps, muscle pulls, and muscle soreness.
Coconut milk is very healthful to kids as well. After being weaned from their mom's milk, children that drink coconut milk are healthier than those that drink cows milk. Higher in calcium than cows milk and almond milk, coconut milk also contains phosphorus. Both minerals are necessary nutrients for building strong bones. It is also a great source of protein. If your child suffers from a cold, he can drink coconut milk to relieve his sore throat and it doesn't create phlegm. It also has electrolytes, so after you or your child has had a stomach virus, coconut milk can help build up your immune system.
I have decided that, after realizing all the wonderful benefits of coconut milk, I am willing to give up cows milk forever.


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