Benefits and harms of coconut milk for weight loss
There are conflicting rumors about the benefits and harms of coconut milk for slimming, and although it has a high nutritional value that is
beneficial to the body, the method of manufacturing coconut milk may cause weight gain, not the other way around.
We will inform you, dear, about the benefits and harms of coconut milk for slimming, through the nutritionist, Dr. Bassem Shawky, at Al-Khalidiya clinics in Jeddah, so that you can benefit from it without the long-term damage.
According to what the nutritionist Dr. Bassem said, there is no scientific evidence to support the benefits of coconut milk for slimming, although it contains a high percentage of vitamins
“A, C”, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals “magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese” that are beneficial to the body. during slimming.
However, the method of its manufacture, which contains a large amount of cream, as well as excessive consumption of it may cause weight gain and various diseases, and not vice versa.
Benefits of coconut milk for weight loss
Dr. Bassem explained that consuming virgin liquid coconut milk in small quantities, within the healthy diet specified by the specialist
doctor according to the nature of each body and its health condition, may contribute to achieving several benefits for slimming, the most important of which are
Coconut milk nourishes the body with fatty acids, especially capric and caprylic acids, which are useful for stimulating the metabolism during slimming.
Coconut milk helps produce energy in the body and curb appetite while losing weight.
Skimmed liquid coconut milk provides the body with low calories.
Virgin coconut milk is the best for weight loss.
Coconut milk provides the body with nutritional supplements "probiotics, prebiotics, and organic acids" useful for weight loss.
Coconut milk improves cholesterol and triglyceride levels during slimming.
Coconut milk strengthens the immune system during weight loss.
Coconut milk has antibacterial and antiviral properties that are beneficial to the body during slimming.
Coconut milk protects the body from flatulence and cramps during weight loss.
Coconut milk side effects for weight loss
Bassem indicated that excessive consumption of coconut milk, especially which contains a high percentage of saturated fats during slimming, may cause the following:
Increased cholesterol and lipoproteins that may harm long-term health after slimming.
Some people develop an allergic reaction to coconut milk while losing weight.
Providing the body with high calories that may increase weight and not the other way around.
Disorders of the digestive system and poor absorption of healthy foods are among the most important disadvantages of coconut milk during weight loss.
How to eat healthy coconut milk for weight loss
Dr. Bassem advised, the need to ensure the quality of coconut milk, as well as to buy the virgin liquid type and not the creamy, in addition to that, follow the following instructions
Allocate a small cup of coconut milk as a snack with a few raw nuts, especially walnuts.
Add a little extra virgin coconut milk to a moderate amount of fresh fruits with low calories, as a delicious and satisfying dinner during slimming.
Consult a doctor who specializes in employing the benefits of coconut milk for slimming, according to the nature of the body and its health condition.