Fat in Coconut Milk
by Suzanna Keats
(Lakewood, NJ USA)
We like your site, but your calorie and fat figures are way off the charts. We've been buying 'So Delicious' coconut milk with vanilla for over 7 months, and their fat content for just ONE cup is only 5 grams and 90 calories.
If it contained as much as you say, I would be a whale already because I consume about 3 cups per day, along with a coconut ice pop or two; plus use the oil for cooking and as a skin conditioner - I also use the soap. My weight has never increased and I feel so much better as a 70 year old! With the kind of figures listed on your web, most readers will be afraid to try the amazing coconut products that are out there today, and that would be really sad.
I'm not quite sure which smoothie recipes that you are speaking about. As I don't have the calorie counts on most of my recipes. But I do agree with you that the coconut milk in the carton does contain less calories than the canned version.
You will not get the smoothie as creamy, but as you said there are more calories cause there is more fat in canned coconut. If all you have is canned coconut milk and you want lower calories, you can mix 1/2 cup of coconut milk with 1/2 cup water.
The kind of coconut milk that you drink is just watered down coconut milk. So in essence... you are drinking the same thing, but with added water.
Another aspect to look as this is that coconut fat, in moderation, isn't suppose to make you gain weight. From studies that I've read... the fat in coconuts go into the body and burn as energy and not stored as fat. This would help explain why you have such energy while still eating fat.
I don't recommend people drinking coconut oil. But I do love coconut. Not just for the flavor, but for it's other great health benefits
I would love to try some of your smoothie recipes. They sound terrific!
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