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by 47 · about 19 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 787 · about 19 hours ago

I'm going to be making my first coconut milk ice cream tonight, I've been totally addicted to ice cream the last few months & I simply couldn't continue with all the dairy & sugar so took the plunge and bought a decent ice cream maker... (more)

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Ryan_36 0 · May 02, 2014 at 1:18 PM

If you don't mind adding some honey, it will help the texture. It's an invert sugar so it lowers the freezing point -> easier to scoop + less crystallization. Alcohol has a similar effect. A tablespoon or so of vodka can help. You can... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I want to make some coconut milk kefir, but the only coconut milk I can find where I live shows the ingredients as coconut extract (sometimes coconut kernel extract) and water. Sometimes with extras like guar gum, etc. Needless to say, I will... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

i use the trader joe's coconut milk for kefir. it works fine. i think it's just coconut and water. coconut extract is still coconut. the less ingredients, the better.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

can you lose weight using coconut oil or milk?

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Elliefrance 0 · April 04, 2014 at 6:20 AM

There is no scientific evidence to show that consuming coconut oil helps people lose weight. But there is one recent study, however, using MCT oil, which suggests coconut oil may work in the same way. Even if coconut oil does help people lose... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Is there a good substitution for coconut milk in recipes?

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Sukirtii 0 · January 10, 2014 at 5:11 AM

Daz: Thank you!

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I live in Australia and I have two choices available to me: Aroy-D coconut milk and Ayam coconut milk Aroy-D coconut mik pros: all natural ingredients (60% coconut, water), BPA free cardboard carton, cheap price ($2.50/L). Concerns:... (more)

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samc 0 · December 30, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Aroy uses a high heat pasteurization process on the tetra pak coconut milk to give it a long shelf life. They don't add anything. So base your decision with some facts in hand. http://www.templeofthai.com/food/coconut-milk/aroy-d-small

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Since starting CrossFit and Paleo, I've been losing too much weight. In an attempt to gain weight, I have significantly upped the quantity of the foods I eat, as well as drinking a shake every day that consists of one can (about 14oz/900... (more)

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samc 0 · December 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Personally I wouldn't drink an entire can of Coconut Milk, I surely don't need all that fat. Consider that maybe Crossfit is too much exercise for you if it and Paleo is causing weight loss beyond what you consider healthy for you. I think a... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Morning, I am new to Paleo & have noticed that coconut milk is used a lot, which is great because I love it...however I am buying cans from the supermarket but I am not sure if they are suitable, how can I tell? I am based in the UK & I... (more)

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Scottie54 0 · January 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

ps, I'm from England too!!

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by 21 · about 19 hours ago

hello guys i m getting paleothic daily..today i bought heavy cream and coconut milk...now i m really dam dam confused..can i make my tea coffee using heavy cream and coconut milkk...i mean how can i make tea coffees with coconut milk??

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Methodician 0 · September 06, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Put the coconut milk in a nice smoothie with a raw egg, frozen fruit, and maybe a banana.

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I am new to paleo, day 4 as a matter of fact, and so far I am feeling pretty good about it. I am not a huge milk/dairy person as it is so I don't feel like cutting out dairy is going to be an issue for me. I am also trying to go as... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · August 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

In addition to "evaporated cane syrup" this creamer is COLORED WITH TITANIUM DIOXIDE (they use this in PAINT!!!), DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, PEA PROTEIN, CARRAGEENAN, GUAR GUM. Doesn't sound very paleo to me. I don't care whether cavemen had it... (more)

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by 2302 · about 19 hours ago

Let's keep it simple... So fat inhibits absorption of protein. Coconut milk has a lot of fat. If I made my protein shakes with coconut milk, would the fat from the coconut milk inhibit the absorption of the protein powder? I KNOW it's better to... (more)

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August 0 · July 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM

This is a timing issue. Post workout- carbs + protein = success! On days off, your coconut milk + protein powder may be a helpful way to get your protein in for that day. Your body will still be able to utilize that protein. Presumably, it will... (more)

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by 80 · about 19 hours ago

What are your recommendations for thick coconut cream or milk? I feel like as soon as I start to love a brand, it becomes extremely low quality. I used to buy Native Forest coconut milk in the cans and skim off the cream and use that in tea. The... (more)

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Myth 0 · April 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I make my own coconut milk, it always separates. Coconut milk that doesn't separate often uses a stabilizer or has been strained to the point of not having much oil (or your home is warm enough to keep everything liquid) It's fairly easy to make... (more)

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by 35 · about 19 hours ago

Has anyone that uses cream, like in coffee, found that they get depressed after eating it for a few day? I've been using it for a bout a week and noticed as the days go on I'm getting more and more depressed it seems. So I'm cutting that once I... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 08, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Maybe you have a dairy allergy? There is a growing body of research linking allergies and depression. A study published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry evaluated 30 patients suffering from anxiety, depression, confusion or difficulty in... (more)

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by 35 · about 19 hours ago

I want to add coconut milk to my coffee, and just to use in general. But every store I've checked only had coconut milk with fillers, sugar and other not good for you/ no paleo things. So I'm wondering where I could find some coconut milk that is... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 04, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Buy a coconut at any grocery store. Crack open, reserve the coconut water into blender. Scrape flesh into blender. Peel brown skin off flesh, first (use a carrot peeler). Add a cup of water to blender. Blend, adding more water as needed. Enjoy... (more)

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by 281 · about 19 hours ago

So, I make my own coconut milk and it separates after time once it cools. I've considered using the wonderful top layer in something instead of mixing it back in. What I want to know is what to do with the leftover water. Does it contain vitamins... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 04, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Coconut water seems to be very rich in minerals and electrolytes, specially potassium, that's why it has been using as endurance recovery sport drinks. Also rich in magnesium which is one of the most valued minerals over the Paleo community... (more)

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by 627 · about 19 hours ago

So I found an awesome coconut milk (below). It's 100% coconut milk and is utterly delicious. The liquid version of bacon. I might become addicited to this! Only problem is it's UHT. There's nothing else in it because there doesn't need to be.... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

UHT isn't the devil. Canned foods are all cooked to be shelf stable. Signed, your local pasteurization apologist.

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by 715 · about 19 hours ago

I went shopping at Trader Joes recently and saw they were selling coconut cream. Typically I buy the lite version but I figured I'd give this a shot. Unfortunately I forgot to read the ingredients before purchasing. 'coconut, xanthum gum, and... (more)

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thhq 0 · February 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM

CMC is made from dissolved wood pulp. The source woods for the cellulose are hardwood or softwood, with the lignin and short chain cellulose removed. The abstract of the linked thesis describes the process which converts the pulp to... (more)

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by 2178 · about 19 hours ago

I just opened a can of Goya coconut milk, and it is much more runny/thin than any other canned coconut milk I've ever had. In the past, I've used Thai Kitchen and Whole Foods brands, and they were always very thick. I figured that that was just... (more)

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Tamandu 0 · February 08, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I used to make a lot of coconut milk from whole brown coconuts and noticed variations in my batches. Firstly, there really is no "natural state" for coconut milk since it is processed w/ added water. Coconut flesh is pulverized and very hot... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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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daz 0 · 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... (more)

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

I want to limit my fructose intake to under 50 grams a day. I use a can of full fat coconut milk in our smoothies every morning. Curious if it is high? I have scoured the internet for an hour.... no success.

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Matt_11 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

A cup of coconut milk has approximately 8 grams of "sugars" according to Nutrition data. They don't give a break down of the sugars, but if you assume maybe 50% fructose, it's a pretty small amount. Maybe 8 grams per can of coconut milk I find... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I just started my paleo experience 5 days ago! I went to the store, and couldn't find a coconut milk that didn't have preservatives. Mind you, I was getting a little testy and just wanted to get out of the store...I ended up buying Oh So Delicious... (more)

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Miriam 0 · January 07, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I find all of the refrigerated coconut milk will have preservatives and other stuff added. I go for the canned stuff, which usually shows up in the "ethnic" or "asian" sections of the grocery stores I shop at. You can also buy it online.

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by 589 · about 19 hours ago

I recently bought some Natural Value FULL FAT (not light) Coconut Milk, the new kind without guar gum--and the ingredients are "coconut extract and water". What exactly is coconut extract?

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Coconut extract on the label of coconut milk does not usually mean the coconut flavorings noted in other posts. It simply refers to a higher concentration of coconut milk (extracted from coconut meat with water/blending/filtering) that is then... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Alrighty, I live in the UK and it seems over here it is pretty hard to find an affordable, BPA-free coconut milk so I've been looking around and am thinking about making my own from unsweetened shredded coconut. Would this still contain all of the... (more)

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scottmartinez2012 0 · December 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

making coconut milk on your own from unsweetened shredded coconut will definitely be way nutritious than the ones processed. You will have quality control in your own hands, and fresh coconut milk. your storage time will be less than the time the... (more)

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by 100 · about 19 hours ago

Whats are the differences between the coconut milks? I've been using the canned coconut milk, but I have also seen coconut milk in cartons in the refrigerated section and also in the middle of the store on the shelf. So whats the difference?

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Kitzu 0 · November 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Read the ingredients and the labels. The canned kind is more for cooking and has a higher percentage of fat. The carton kind is more for coffee or drinking.

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by 455 · about 19 hours ago

When I use canned coconut milk I basically just use the creamy part and toss the watery part because it's kind of disgusting/carby to me. Why is the water from fresh coconut or straight up coconut water you buy so much sweeter? Thanks!

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Because it's water... Coconut water is an actual juice drained from a young coconut. The coconut milk you get in a can is strained/ground up coconut meat with plain old tap water added to it. The cream on top is more of the meat extract and... (more)

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