Is coconut milk good for weight loss, you ask? In my quest to create the best possible weight loss smoothies, I have spent a fair amount of time considering this. The answer might surprise you...
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The medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut milk have been associated by researchers with weight loss.
Does that mean they will help you lose weight?
When I originally wrote how to make a coconut milk smoothie for weight loss, I thought they would probably help most people achieve that goal.
I was drinking a coconut milk smoothie every day when I had tremendous results with consistent fat loss workouts from T-Tapp over 10 years ago.
And I had read that the Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut milk were helpful in burning fat. So it seemed they had helped me.
I have since learned that a large portion of Americans--as many as one third of the population--may have toxic levels of retinoids in their systems. So it is good for those people to eat foods that help the body excrete excess retinoids.
How do you know if you might be someone who needs to detox from excess retinoids?
Search online for "Accutane side effects."
Accutane is a synthetic retinoid, but the side effects from both synthetic and natural retinoids are the same. So if you find you suffer from some of the symptoms listed, you might want to investigate this further.
I recommend reading the free ebooks written by Grant Genereux to learn more, and looking up Dr. Garrett Smith on YouTube, Facebook and his website, Nutrition Restored. He is working with a number of people with this issue and has seen a lot of good results of those following his advice. I'm one of them.
Check out this fascinating video from Dr. Garrett Smith in which he present data that shows that Vitamin A (retinol) levels in the blood correlate almost exactly with Body Mass Index in Americans.
If you care about your weight and health, you need to know this information.
Because coconut milk contains stearic acid, a type of free fatty acid which 1inhibits the body's ability to detoxify retinoids, I think it is important to know if you are one who needs to detoxify retinoids and thus avoid it for a time.
After relying on coconut milk myself for many years I am actually not drinking it for now, as I am on the Vitamin A Detox Diet.
I am having amazing improvements in my health on this diet, I will have been on it for a year as of the last week in June, 2020.
So is coconut milk good for weight loss?
I no longer think so.
At this point, I now believe the best milk for weight loss is unsweetened almond milk.
Especially if it is home made, which gives you the best quality, healthiest almond milk that also tastes best, too.
My very favorite is my Vitamix almond milk--I've created a simple system to make it easy to whip up a batch in just minutes.