“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.
|Characteristics||Cow's Milk||Coconut Milk||Cow's Milk Points||Coconut Milk Points|
|Calories per Serving||165 per cup||45 per cup||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|
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 ↓2