Why To Avoid The Coconut Milk Powder

 

coconut milk powderedMany food stores sell coconut milk powder which can be used for making milk at home. But if you want to avoid cow milk, this is not recommended because coconut milk powder usually contains whey, a dairy milk product. Whey and cow milk products are high in IGF-1 hormones which are known to increase the risk of cancer and will not be suitable for anybody wanting to avoid cow milk.

For general every day milk consumption coconut milk powder is best avoided for other reasons. It is manufactured through a spray drying process of raw unsweetened coconut cream. This is very different from the more widely available and coarser desiccated coconut which is made by grating machines that shred the white coconut flesh.

When coconut milk powder is spray dried, this has the effect of mixing oxygen (from the air) into the powder, under very hot drying conditions. As a consequence, coconut milk powder is “oxidized” and will go rancid quite quickly if not refrigerated and consumed within one or two days. This process also has the effect of increasing nitrate levels in powdered milk, whether it be dairy or coconut powdered milk. High levels of nitrates can increase the risk of cancer.

Many people would like to have a good alternative to dairy milk. At the very least, most people would like to have more of a choice when it comes to milk. Dairy milk is known to be fattening and for some people lactose intolerance is a real issue. You can, of course, buy soy milk but this also has its drawbacks.

Compared to dairy milk, soy milk is often more expensive and may not be so easily available. Furthermore, soy milk can also be quite fattening if you go for the sweetened variety. If you opt for the unsweetened variety, most people dislike the poor taste. The biggest health problem with soy milk is that it contains high amounts of genistein ‘ this is a harmful hormone that can increase the risk of cancer.

Genistein can significantly increase the risk of cancer in a person who regularly consumes soy milk. It does this by making body cells mutate, divide and multiply. The U.S National Cancer Institute says that genistein “disrupts signal transduction between cells and induces cell differentiation (i.e. cell multiplication)”.

Unfortunately the National Cancer Institute makes no reference to soy milk in it’s fact sheets. But there are several studies showing that soy milk consumption is increasingly being linked with cancer. To see some of this research simply do an internet search for “soy milk cancer” (without the quotation marks).

You may well wonder what kind of milk is good to consume? The answer is to simply switch to coconut milk. Research shows that coconuts are in fact not fattening! The molecular structure of coconut fat is different to saturated fat ‘ it gets stored as energy instead of as body fat. As a consequence, coconut fat gives you energy, helping you to lose weight and stay slim.

Coconut milk is very nutritious and absolutely delicious. Do not confuse canned “coconut milk” as sold in supermarkets with “home-made coconut milk”. The former is a condiment, the latter is a genuine dairy milk substitute. You would use canned coconut milk as part of a recipe to make home-made coconut milk. It can be made quickly and easily in just a minute or so, and then be stored in the fridge just like regular milk.

Home-made coconut milk is non-fattening, nutritious, and absolutely delicious. Best of all it is far, far superior in quality compared to any kind of commercial milk, whether dairy or non-dairy. Up until now, making coconut milk at home has been a complicated and time-consuming affair. But now at last you can make coconut milk at home quickly and easily, saving time and money.Article Source: Eaton is the author of The Incredible Coconut Book. This shows how to make delicious and non-fattening coconut milk that can be used as a perfect substitute for cow milk or soy milk. Claim your free copy now by going to The Incredible Coconut Book.

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