Coconut milk is the natural liquid made from the meat inside of a coconut (not to be confused with coconut water.) It is lactose-free and often used in Paleo or vegan diets as a milk alternative.
Coconuts are high in vitamins, minerals and a great source of fiber, but coconut milk should still be consumed in moderation due to its naturally high oil content. Coconut milk is a major source of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs, unlike other saturated fats, are quickly used in the body as energy and have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
However, most coconut milk comes canned, increasing your risk for exposure to the harmful BPA chemical. Look for coconut milk packed in Tetra packs as the safest option.
Glycemic Load= 5
Serving size: 1 ounce(s)coconut milk
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1