Brother, did you read my answer to your last post?
Does it have ingredients that you
would normally buy and put into your
food? If not, there's your answer.
Can't remember the last time I bought
or cooked with soy lecithin,
In general, when someone asks "is X ok
for my 30-day Paleo challenge?" the
- It doesn't matter -- do what you need to do to make it through the
In short, you're probably good to go on the coconut milk unless you are extremely hardcore about purity and optimal health, which you clearly are not. (That's a good thing in my book.)
I buy coconut milk. It comes in a can that probably contains BPA. It contains sodium metabisulfite. I don't even know what that is.
Is it optimal? Maybe not. Do I care enough to seek out organically grown coconuts and make coconut milk myself? No. Do other people care enough? Apparently, yes.
I buy it because it's convenient, it has a lot of calories, and one of my current goals is weight loss. I'm willing to trade off the slightly-less-than-optimal-ness for the convenience, at the moment. Other people apparently choose to make their own coconut milk.
Stop asking whether "X is ok" and start asking whether it's worth it. I hope you don't take it the wrong way... I'm not trying to shut you down or make you feel bad or insult you. It's just, the sooner you STOP thinking whether "X is ok," the sooner you will start to really understand what this is all about, rather than (somewhat) blindly following rules that others set for you. Remember, people have different goals, different values, different lifestyles.
Also, you're fairly new to this game, so... if you really need to ask "is X ok?" (we've all been there at some point, so don't feel bad about it), use the search function before you ask. PaleoHacks has been around for a few months now and many people have already asked questions about coconut milk. =)