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Coconut milk

Morning. I have the diagnosis of atherosclerosis. I try and mainly eat a plant based diet. Want to make a curry but when research,coconut milk is listed in the I ingredients . Will I be ok to use? I always assumed that coconut milk was high in fat. Thankyou

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Coconut milk is good for curry, use 1/4 of what has been suggested.

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I now drink more coconut than dairy and I feel it's better for me.I can't see how it's an issue for your heart.

It's not a bad fat

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I thought that it was??

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well I use it alot

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Not all fats are equal - healthy fats, in fact essential to keep us healthy fats = coconut oil, butter, milk, avocado, hemp oil, butter, fish oils, ghee, lard and olive oil and some nut oils if cold pressed.

Avoid most vegetable oils, margarine or ‘soft’ butter as it’s mixed with margarine and any Transfats.

I use coconut milk, cream, oil & butter daily.

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I use coconut oil on toast.

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Not used much coconut. Will try. Have a great day!

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Coconut oil is in spreadable form in UK therefore it can be used on toast, I use it. WE make our coconut oil at home from fresh coconut, scrape the coconut from each half, use a heavy knife to break it into two hales. we use the scraped coconut on green leaf veg like dedicated coconut. To make milk we use a blender with hot water, once we remove the stuff blended mixture leave it if the fridge, cream will come to the top and water below.

The milk is 100%, can drink it or use it as we want. Is Asia the coconut id ground so fine everything is used!

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Coconut milk/fat is extremely healthy in every way, it’s one of the best fats you can have. Other good fats are butter, fish oil and olive oil. The one thing to be avoided at all costs is transfats. So I wouldn’t worry about the coconut milk, and it’s tasty too! I have a wonderful curry recipe with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and okay, also meat balls which you probably don’t eat, mixed with garlic and various spices. Anyway, I wouldn’t worry about the coconut milk!

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Hi Mascha. I was just about the fat content and me having atherosclerosis. Thankyou so much for replying.

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I meant to type worried. Sorry

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I am sorry to say low fat milk has chemicals. May be full fat milk?

There is nothing wrong with coconut milk and coconut oil.

It is the new oils giving health problems.

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Hi Red18,

What was your Coronary Artery Calcium score? If they didn't give it, you can ask for the printout.

patient.info/doctor/coronar...

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I think it was 68/1. To be honest i struggle to fully understand calcium scores. Thanks for replying

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Best to get the printout of the result as it'll have the data, and you're free to look it up on the link that I gave you above, and/or elsewhere.

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Coconut milk is perfectly fine. Fat is not bad for your body especially if it comes from fruits and vegetables. Sugar, and sugar equivalents, simple and refined carbohydrates and processed, packaged foods cause damage (inflammation) to your endothelium which is how cardiovascular disease develops.

Stay with a whole-foods, plant-based diet, with small portions of animal protein and try to buy only organic produce and animal products (grass-fed, pasture raised).

Remember that exercise on a daily basis is also critical for good health. Walking at least 20 minutes with the goal to eventually get up to 60 minutes daily is best if you cannot get to a gym.

Watch this video:

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Hi sos007. Thankyou very much for replying. What a confusing mess! Firstly told saturated fats are to blame then sugar?? The more I do read up about sugar I do truly think that this is the demon. Everything has sugar added to it. One thing I do try and do now is read the ingredients on everything.

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That’s really good practice - good rule of thumb is don’t buy if it has more than 5 ingredients &/or anything you don’t recognise as food.

There are SO many conflicting advices that my philosophy is keep it simple, keep it fresh and cook from scratch & keep it organic as much possible & don’t worry if you have the very occasional bit of what you fancy.

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NSNG = No Sugars, No Grains.

And no veg/seed oils.

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Coconut oil contains MCT's - medium chain tri-glycerides. So you can look it up and read the positives.

Have you had your calcium levels checked ? Sometimes calcium can build up in the arteries - so taking VitK2-MK7 can direct calcium away from the arteries and into bones and teeth. Statins block the K2 in the body - Sigh ...

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Hi Marz. My calcium levels are 68/1. How high is that??

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Are you in the UK ? Results are usually 2. something - followed by Adjusted calcium result.

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I am in the uk

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So my comment above applies !

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Hoski tried to answer your question re calcification score on this post of yours:

healthunlocked.com/bhf/post...

I don't know what you mean by 68/1? Maybe you mean 68.1?

As I said above, 5 days ago, it's best to get the printout of your actual scan score written by the radiologist, and see what it states.

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Watch the documentary 'Sugar Coated', released in 2015.', about 1.5 hrs.

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Hi Londinium where can I watch this documentary 'sugar coated?' Thankyou

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Here's one outlet. Also try amazon, or any dvd shop to order it.

vimeo.com/ondemand/sugarcoated

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Thankyou so much. Have a great day!

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Coconut oil is high in saturated fat but the story isn't all bad. This expert advice is to use sparingly: health.harvard.edu/staying-...

It appears that even reduced fat coconut milk contains more saturated fat than cow's milk. According to research, it appears that cardiovascular health is improved by replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat. Use sparingly!

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I wouldn't touch Walter Willet (Wallet) with a barge pole as he has such a conflict of interests and is, along with a bunch of other disinformation propagandists, deliberately pushing and promoting veganism, ultra-processed foods, high carbs, sugars, diabetes and cardiovascular disease on the masses.

Wake up and smell the coffee! And if you're going to drink it with dairy, choose cream or full fat milk. 😋 Not the crappy skimmed, low fat, no fat rubbish!

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Hi Londinium. Hope you enjoying this beautiful weather. Thankyou so very much for sending me those videos. Very valuable information. Very interesting indeed.

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