The Benefits Of Coconut Milk

The Benefits of Coconut Milk, According to Professor Shirasawa

Excerpts from the book "FOOD FOR THE BRAIN, by Professor Shirasawa, PHD, MD, specialist in anti-aging. ISBN 978-967-14205-0-8"


The benefits of consuming coconut milk are similar to those of coconut oil, if not better.


Lauric acid, one of the building blocks of coconut milk, is converted in the body into a very beneficial antiviral and antibacterial compound called monolaurin. It helps destroy a wide variety of pathogenic organisms. Therefore, it is believed that consuming coconut milk can help protect the body from infections and viruses.


In addition, coconut milk does not contain lactose. So, it is a good milk substitute for lactose intolerant, while being highly and naturally nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.



As part of one of my research on coconut milk in Japan, I conducted a study on the effects of coconut milk on ketone levels in the body. This study included 12 volunteers, divided into two groups. I first measured everyone's ketone levels on an empty stomach.

One group of six volunteers consumed a carrot smoothie with coconut milk, while the other six ate oyster soup made with coconut milk.

I made sure both recipes contained 66g of coconut milk which translates to 10g of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). After 3 hours I measured their ketone levels again. As in Figure 3, the left side is the carrot smoothie; while the right side is oyster soup. The orange column is the level of ketones in an empty stomach, the green column is the level 3 hours after consuming coconut milk. In both groups, I was able to confirm that the levels increased after ingesting coconut milk.



In another test, I compared drinking coffee with coconut oil and drinking coffee with coconut milk. In both drinks, the coffee base was the same. But in one cup of coffee I added 2 tablespoons of coconut milk (30g / 5g medium chain fatty acids) and in the other I added 1 tablespoon of oil coconut (15g / 10g medium chain fatty acids).

The baseline was the same, 0,2mmol / L. 4 hours after drinking the coffee my ketone levels jumped to 0,4mmol / L in the case of the coconut latte, and just 0,3 , XNUMX mmol / L in the case of coffee with coconut oil.

This experience shows that coconut milk is actually even more effective than coconut oil at raising ketone levels.


Another advantage of coconut milk over coconut oil is the calorie count.

100 g of coconut oil contains 900 kcal, while 100 g of coconut milk contains only 245 kcal.

As you can see, coconut milk gives better results especially if you want to lose weight fast.



“All of the above texts are direct quotes from Professor Shirasawa's book. They are presented here to learn about the latest results regarding coconut benefits. This information can in no way be considered as a recommendation to modify medical treatment. Like any other quality food ingredient, coconut can only provide benefits when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. ”



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