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    Does coconut milk rate as a carbohydrate which would raise blood sugar levels enough to create an insulin response?

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    Jon_Jon

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    Coconut milk is very low on the glycemic index - I don't think there is a worry.
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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    • #3
      Ok. I was mixing with my whey protein powder. Taste so nice. Used to use soya milk till I read around the subject of soya milk.

      thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jon_Jon View Post
        Ok. I was mixing with my whey protein powder. Taste so nice. Used to use soya milk till I read around the subject of soya milk.

        thanks
        Yes, you are much better off with coconut than soy. Just make sure you get a good quality one without any added gums, stabilizers, etc. A good coconut milk or cream should have one ingredient :coconuts.

        Aroy-D is the one I use

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        • #5
          Ayam is also good, and you can taste the quality. 100% coconut extract.
          Primal since May 2012. Loving life and down 50lbs.

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          • #6
            Whey protein is one of the most insulinogenic foods out there. Coconut milk or cream is basically all fat
            Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 01-20-2013, 07:57 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
              Whey protein is one of the most insulinogenic foods out there.
              so should it be avoided?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                Yes, you are much better off with coconut than soy. Just make sure you get a good quality one without any added gums, stabilizers, etc. A good coconut milk or cream should have one ingredient :coconuts.

                Aroy-D is the one I use
                PB, do you get the Aroy-D milk or cream? I see there is a huge variation in price, some in cans and some in paper cartons, some is 100% milk with no preservatives and some is preserved with a sulfur compound. I have read reviews where folks said they no longer like the milk because it has become too watery. I would like to try Aroy-D but I don't know which product to buy.

                I buy Native Forest which is very good except it has guam gar added as a stabilizer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by destructalux View Post
                  so should it be avoided?
                  Depends on your metabolism and your goals. If you want to use it, find one that is low in sugar and has minimal additives. Otherwise, there are ways to increase protein in your diet or other things to eat pre/post work-out.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Artbuc View Post
                    PB, do you get the Aroy-D milk or cream? I see there is a huge variation in price, some in cans and some in paper cartons, some is 100% milk with no preservatives and some is preserved with a sulfur compound. I have read reviews where folks said they no longer like the milk because it has become too watery. I would like to try Aroy-D but I don't know which product to buy.

                    I buy Native Forest which is very good except it has guam gar added as a stabilizer.
                    I use the Aroy-D cream which comes in a BPA free tetra pack. The only difference between coconut milk and coconut cream is the water content so, I figure the cream stores more efficiently and I can alway thin it if I want. I mostly just use it in rooibos tea as is. Good flavor combination.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                      I use the Aroy-D cream which comes in a BPA free tetra pack. The only difference between coconut milk and coconut cream is the water content so, I figure the cream stores more efficiently and I can alway thin it if I want. I mostly just use it in rooibos tea as is. Good flavor combination.
                      I wish the cream came in a smaller tetra pack. It only comes in the 32 oz size as far as I know.
                      LastBottleWines

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                      • #12
                        Just FYI there is also the Golden Star brand, sold at Walmart, out of all places. It doesn't have any additives either.

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                        • #13
                          I've recently tried making my own coconut milk from. My first batch was a too runny; I made 8 cups from the meat of one coconut (cost $2). Next time I will go for 4 cups using one coconut for better consistency. Anyway, no BPA, fillers, stabilizers or preservatives, and costs less.
                          "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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                          • #14
                            When you guys are talking about coconut milk, you're talking about stuff in a can, right? In stores I see coconut milk next to dairy milk, which is more like a coconut beverage, and then there's the canned coconut milk which is a lot thicker and richer.

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                            • #15
                              If you have an Asian mart near you, you should be able to find coconut milk on the cheap. They also have truely fermented soy products (usually).

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