Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts, which are the fruit of the coconut tree. The milk has a thick consistency and a rich, creamy texture; it is highly beneficial to the health. Below are some of the health benefits of coconut milk:
WEIGHT LOSS: Coconut milk helps in weight loss. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) has been said to work for weight loss and this is present in coconut milk. MCTs increase insulin sensitivity, and this sensitivity promotes weight loss. Insulin is an essential hormone that breaks down glucose and controls blood sugar levels.
BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM: Lauric acid has been researched to boost immunity and coconut milk has this. Lauric acid has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut milk can reduce the levels of viruses and bacteria that cause infections. This includes those that reside in your mouth. In addition, Coconut milk contains a good amount of vitamin C, a nutrient that helps to boost our immunity.
IMPROVES HEART HEALTH: Also, the Lauric acid mentioned earlier is good for the heart. This medium-chain fatty acid has been proved to have a positive effect on serum lipid and cholesterol levels in men and women.
CONTROLS DIABETES: The virgin coconut oil that is prepared from coconut milk affects the blood glucose levels positively. It contains antioxidant properties that improve the insulin secretion in the body, reduces blood sugar levels, stimulates metabolism, thereby controlling diabetes.
ENHANCE BLOOD CIRCULATION: Coconut milk contains copper and vitamin C; these two ensure a proper flow of blood in the blood vessels and reduce fluctuations in blood pressure. Apart from this, coconut milk also provides elasticity and flexibility to the skin and blood vessels.
Waooooo!!! what a great benefit but if I may ask; what name do you call coconut in your local dialect?