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Another great reason to drink more coconut milk

5 Reasons to Drink More Coconut Milk

 

Getting cows milk out of your diet is a sensible thing to do for a lot of reasons so what is an alternative.

Coconut milk is a type of creamy liquid that can be extracted from mature coconuts. It is often used in tropical mixed drinks, as well as being an alternative to cow’s milk, goat’s milk or soy milk. Coconut milk is very nutritious and can help you in numerous ways. It is very nutritious with vitamins and minerals like protein, manganese, copper, iron, potassium, and magnesium. Consider these five reasons for drinking more coconut milk on a regular basis.

It Helps Your Immune System

If you are someone that gets a lot of colds, flus, and other infections, you probably have a weakened immune system. Some people have immune system issues due to diseases like autoimmune disorders, while others simply need to add more nutrition to their diet. Coconut milk contains multiple nutrients that can help boost your immune system, including capric acid, antimicrobial liquids, and lauric acid. You can start fighting bacteria and viruses by drinking a glass of coconut milk every day.

You Can Protect Against Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the major killers of Americans, especially women. Unfortunately, it is also one that doesn’t have a lot of symptoms before it’s too late. By eating and drinking nutritious foods and drinks, you can protect yourself from heart disease and hopefully avoid a heart attack or other cardiac event. Coconut milk is one way to do this, due to its fatty acids. These are medium-chain acids that will kill organisms found in your arteries, which lead to heart disease. This is one of many reasons to start drinking it regularly.


Your Weight Loss Efforts Are Improved

Coconut milk might be a bit higher in fat than other types of drinks, but it can also help burn fat. If you are trying to lose weight, you want to work on building muscle, which will then help to burn more fat. You can do this by getting some of those handy triglyceride fatty acids in coconut milk. These will help to increase the energy in your body, which can then provide nutrients to your muscles. With better muscle mass, you are growing stronger, burning fat, and feeling more energized. It is an excellent way to improve your weight loss efforts.

Coconut Milk Contains Electrolytes

Another great reason to drink more coconut milk is because it is an excellent source of electrolytes. These vitamins and minerals will keep you hydrated when you are suffering from the flu or other illness, have diarrhea, or spending a lot of time outside in hot weather. It can also help if you are planning on exercising more than normal, which requires more electrolytes. Dehydration can be very serious and should not be messed with under any circumstances.

You Can Improve Your Hair and Skin

You might have already known that coconut oil, when applied to your hair and skin, makes it soft and healthy. This is also true when you drink coconut milk on a regular basis. The nutrients in coconut milk can condition your skin to help with cracking and keep it silky smooth. Your hair becomes less brittle and more manageable.
Try a glass of coconut milk in the morning with your bowl of oatmeal for a healthy breakfast, or enjoy the milk in the afternoons with your snack of fresh fruit and yogurt.

Bare Foot Transition and Best Food Prices

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Bare Foot Transition and Best Food Prices

Today Myself and Sonya my Co-host have a chat about Bare Foot Transition and Best Food Prices. Sonya has been transitioning over the past few weeks and has been logging up the K’s and shares how she is going.

We also tackle some of the cost benefits and basic fundamentals that are in a Raw Food lifestyle.

When you are looking at a sustainable lifestyle based on plant based nutrition best food prices are always a consideration. If organic is to expensive or hard to get, fresh local and seasonal produce are what you want to look for.

Food miles Or Kilometers is a good metric to work with when making sustainable buying decisions, the closer it is to your home the better it is as an environmentally sound choice.

Our tweaking and testing of the Raw Food treats we are going to be having at our Raw Food BareFoot Adventure in February is in full swing

 

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