Coconut Milk: Much More than Widely-used Dairy Substitute

The natural alternative to milk, especially popular with vegans and vegetarians, has gradually found its way into the diets of most of us, not only because of its high content of vitamins and minerals. Being fully plant-based, we’ve decided to add coconut milk to our drinks as well to make them even more delicious and wholesome.

What is it all about?

Nowadays, we can buy coconut milk in almost every grocery store but only a few people know how this dairy-free milk is produced. If you’re strong enough to crack the hard shell, an opaque, white liquid flows out. This is called coconut water. The coconut milk is eventually produced by mixing coconut water with the grated coconut flesh and then being squeezed.

Where did the coconut originate?

This exotic plant is said to be native to the region of Southeast Asia where the nuts are obtained by growing the coconut tree. The fruits are green, covered with up to 5 cm thick layer, under which we find a hard kernel.

 

coconut palm

Why you should drink coconut milk?

You may fall in love with coconut milk for several reasons. Not only does it have a great taste, but it also offers several valuable nutrients that will enrich your body. It’s full of minerals, vitamins, and fiber.

The most important nutrients occurring in milk include:

• Vitamin B3, C, E, K

• Potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium

• Folic acid

• Zinc, sodium

• Manganese, iron, copper, nickel

• Omega-6 fatty acids

Coconut is therefore very rich in various wholesome ingredients. In addition to generally enriching your body, it helps to improve blood circulation and blood vessel elasticity, and it significantly lowers high blood pressure. Effective to reduce increased stress levels and muscle tension. Overall, coconut is recommended to be used to lower the risk of heart disease.

Creamy texture and content of sugar with a low glycemic index ensure a quick feeling of satiety, so it’s great not only for problems with overweight but for improving blood sugar control as well.

 

Coconut milk in a coconut shell Fit-day 

Health benefits:

• supports healthy digestion

• suitable for people with diabetes

• speeds regeneration up

• reduces body fat

• prevents arthritis 

• energy source 

Coconut milk is gradually becoming an ingredient, which should not be missing in any kitchen. It’s valuable not only for its nourishing qualities but mainly for its unique taste and wide use.

Taste it, for example, in the form of Fit-day Coconut drinks, which are a well-balanced combination of coconut milk and micronized protein.

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