Originally Posted by mollyanne
Yes, I read that coconut milk is like a mirale drink...it contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride.
It has satuated fat but the fat is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids so the body turns it into energy instead of storing as fat (good for weightloss).
Half of the medium-chain fatty acids are composed of lauric acid which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal. Coconut milk can help boost the immune system. Coconut milk is also soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free.
Didn't I also read somewhere that you can drink too much of it. What happens when you do that?
You get fat, as with anything else you consume too much of. Coconut milk is very high in calories
Perhaps we should stop eating and drinking altogether. Oh, no. Then we'd starve to death. Even water is bad for you if you drink too much.
The secret to slimness and healthy eating must be to eat and drink some of everything but not too much of anything. And as for coffee, the Mayo Clinic site has an article which says that in moderation (one or two cups a day) coffee can be quite good for you. Apparently, it appears to protect against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer and that it contains high levels of antioxidants.
I only drink it as a treat as I like it black and strong enough to stand up on its own without the cup and if I drink more than one cup a day I'm swinging from the light-fittings!