You might love coconut milk in your PinaColadas but do you take advantage of its other benefits?
It is packed with so many nutrients that you would want to drink it every day.
It’s used in Thai cuisine, cosmetic industry and by everyone who loves using organic things.
What coconut milk?
There is some confusion about coconut water and milk so let us break it down for you.
Coconut water is the milky water that comes out whenever you break a coconut. Coconut milk on the other hand is blending in coconut flesh with water together and straining out the remaining coconut flesh.
The best wayto make coconut milk is get older and mature coconuts that have their water dried out so there’s more flesh that you can use to make coconut milk.
Here are some important benefits of coconut milk:
Doctors used to warn against eating too much coconut believing it was high in cholesterol. New studies have confirmed that coconuts are one of the healthiest sources of good fats out there.
This is why all major diets encourage you to use coconut oil, flesh and flour as a part of your daily meals. The fat content promotes HDL (good cholesterol) in the blood stream and is great for your heart and other organs.
Aids in weight loss
Coconuts have medium chaintriglycerides (MCTS) that help in burning fat and keeping a high appetite at bay. This is why people are using coconut oil in their coffees these day so that they get their energy boost, burn calories and stay satiated for longer periods so that they lose weight.
Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and a 2 teaspoons of coconut milk as your creamer in the coffee to enjoy the full benefits. You can also take one tablespoon of coconut oil a day.
Rich in vitamin C and E, it helps boost the immune system thereby keeping any illnesses and infections away. It also provides electrolytes and helps in combating fatigue.
If you feel bloated, have indigestion or suffer from constipation then take advantage of coconut milk as it contains many minerals and essential nutrients that help in regulating your digestive system and restoring its balance.
A warm cup of coconut milk with half a teaspoon of honey is all it takes for you to feel better again.
Great for skin and hair
Coconut milk can be used for making masks, a cleanser to remove makeup or as a leave -in treatment for the hair to prevent gray hair, dandruff and hair fall.
It is a complete beauty ingredient which is why many cosmetic companies use it as one of their main ingredients in their products.
Coconut milk leave-in conditioner recipe
For soft and shiny hair you will need:
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water (distilled)
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil (1-2 capsules)
- 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil
All you need to do is to combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake it. Spray it all over your hair and use it like a daily mist.
You can use this conditioner for a month but you must make a new batch after this period.