I should be so lucky... made myself a latte type coffee with half a can of coconut milk and nothing!
Originally Posted by cillakat
Not singling you out or anything, but I've seen "die off" and "detox crisis" responses all over the place in response to questions like these - on paleo and raw food and vegan and gluten free boards - but I've never seen anything that really lends credence to the idea. Most articles I've read that address the concept of "die off" scientifically say there's not anything to suggest it exists. Is there a consensus among PBers?
Originally Posted by gummidge
On coconut milk - I think it's way over rated. Too much of it kills my stomach, too, and I can't say I've ever noticed any benefit from it (besides the fact that it's delicious in curries). I wouldn't sit down with a hot mug of butter, either, though.
coconut milk (or cream) is funny. I have it in a smoothie in the mornings sometime, and I swear as soon as I have the first sip, I feel my bowels start to tingle or something. It definitely helps them move I'm sure but I'm blowed if I know how it can have such an "instant" reaction -not that I need to go to the toilet straight away just that feeling that I might need to. Only once have I had an explosive reaction and that was when I decided to use a whole tin in my smoothie rather than half. so yes, I believe you can have too much.
Might possibly be the guar gum found this on wikipedia, the canned stuff i used to drink had guar gum but it didn't seem to effect me.
hope it helps.
Interesting, but would the amount of gum contained be sufficient for the...erm...special effects? Although it could explain why I don't suffer like this with the blocks of creamed coconut.... but then a whole coconut DOES share the effects...argh I don't know...!
coconut in general can be overdone. milk/water/flesh can cause severe cramping via dehydration. talk to any islander or survivalist. coconut is a food additive not something to base your diet arround. it is akin to drinking salt water. yes.... laxative to the max
wow i totally never put the dethydrationand coconut together... i 'indulge' in QUITE A BIT(like 1/2 cup lol i had to stop purchasing it) of coconut butter and i am ungodly thirsty all night and my belly is SOOO loud
Originally Posted by kmac
I don't notice a laxative effect. In fact, some days I just crack a can like an old-fashioned beer and have it as an "energy drink" (I get the stuff that doesn't separate in the can, or I shake it)
I stay away from the powder. Silicon dioxide!
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I use a moderate amount of coconut products, but every day - milk in my coffee, anything I cook gets the oil, etc. I only have laxative problems if I have too much coconut oil after not having any for a while.
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Agreed- I find coconut milk, oil or butter all quite strong and can only have a little bit at a time. Grok probably didn't down a whole can of coconut milk in one sitting. He probably had to climb a big tree and find a ripe one and then work really hard to break the shell to get the meat.
Originally Posted by Primal Toad