Coconut milk (nohm gati in Thai) is very popular in most South-East Asian countries, as it is used in many of the Thai curries and soups. The milk itself comes from grated white coconut meat. Coconut milk is believed to assist in the lowering of LDL, a form of harmful cholesterol. It also helps to raise levels of healthy fat sources that the body needs in order to function optimally.
Like coriander, coconut milk is known for its immunity boosting properties. Some of its components are also known to inhibit some of the effects of aging.
Coconut milk and oil contain fat (the good kind, not the bad kind). Coconut milk:
• Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL), while promoting good cholesterol
• Boosts immunity
• Modulates metabolic functions
• Provides valuable fatty acids
• Fights effects of aging