The 3FW (FED Fun Food of the Week): Coconut Milk


Cheap, delicious, AND nutritious?  Yup, coconut milk is definitely one of the most comestible and versatile foodstuffs available. 

Despite getting a bad rap in years past for having "too much" fat, coconut is making a comeback as new research has vindicated its high saturated fat content.  Additionally, the saturated fat in coconut milk is of the medium-chain variety, a notable trait given that medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are more easily absorbed and more readily converted into energy than the long chain triglycerides (LCTs) found in most animal sources of saturated fat. 

Coconut milk can be used as a direct replacement for cream in dairy-free diets and goes well with coffee and tea.  It can even be used to make creamy dairy-free ice-cream for the kids and cocktails for the adults.

A can of coconut milk goes for ~$2.00 and can be found in the ethnic food aisle of most grocery stores.  Once opened it will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.


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About Tony Fed

Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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