Practical Healthy Food Replacements | Bread, Pasta, Cow’s Milk


“Got Milk?”

“Yes I do. Lots of coconut milk. Cow’s milk? Not so much.” Cow’s milk today is filled with antibiotics and a genetically engineered form of bovine growth hormone (rBGH). rBGH is a man-made or synthetic hormone used to artificially increase milk production, it also increases blood levels of the insulin-growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in those who drink it. And higher levels of IGF-1 are linked to several cancers.

I also realized that dairy and yeast were some of the biggest culprits contributing to my ‘out of control’ seborrheic dermatitis so I had to find a replacement; so I tried soy milk. This trial did not last long as  my condition got worse.

CharacteristicsCow's MilkCoconut MilkCow's Milk PointsCoconut Milk Points
Calories per Serving 165 per cup 45 per cup    1
Calories 130 70   1
Amount 4 cups 4 cups 1 1
Tastes Good Has a very light taste that easily compliments any food it is paired with Has a very light taste that easily compliments any food it is paired with 1 1
Easily Prepared No preparation needed No preparation needed 1 1
Cost ≈ JD$450 ≈ JD$350   1
Main Ingredients Cow’s milk, added vitamin A, vitamin D Coconut milk   1
TOTAL    3 7

I was very anxious to find a solution as I was often shamed or scorned because of it. Therefore I needed a solution just to feel at ease and since no shampoo and ointment worked well enough to prevent it, I did my research. That’s when I realized I was really into nuts…

…Yup, Coco ‘NUTS’

Coconut milk is one of the most useful healthy food replacements as I am still able to consume smoothies, tea, coffee, cereal and anything that requires cow’s milk; while getting some great nutrients.

The kernel is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. Coconut contains a very good amount of potassium. Coconut milk adds a very exotic flavour to most dishes and I love it. In Jamaica, culturally, the milk from the coconut is used in rice and peas, desserts and run dung. Click the next page ↓


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