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Low Fat Thai Dishes

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Low Fat Thai Dishes Reply with quote

One of the more common thai ingredients is coconut milk.

we all know that it is high in fat and being the health consious cooks we are that is one thing we would like to avoid so try this.

When making a thai dish that calls for 1 cup of coconut milk instead use 1.5 cups of skim or low fat milk along with coconut esence allowing for a longer simmering time for it to thicken.

Authentic No

Tasty Yes

Healthy Yes

If you dont have the time to simmer down for desired consistency then just add a small amount of corn flour.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:09 am    Post subject: coconut has nutritional value Reply with quote

Thought you should know this:

Jon J. Kabara, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus from Michigan State University, writes, "Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of lauric oils. The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in mother's milk and have similar nutriceutical effects."

Coconuts and their edible products, such as coconut oil and coconut milk, have suffered from the repeated misinformation because of a study conducted in the 1950's that used hydrogenated coconut oil. Though coconut oil is very high in saturated fat, namely 87 percent saturated, in its unrefined, virgin state, it is actually beneficial, largely because of its high content of lauric acid, almost 50 percent.

Because lauric acid has potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, recent studies have considered coconut oil as a possible method of lowering viral levels in HIV-AIDS patients. The lauric acid may also be effective in fighting yeast, fungi, and other viruses such as measles, Herpes simplex, influenza and cytomegalovirus.

Because the short-and medium-chain fatty acids of extra virgin coconut oil and coconut milk are easily and quickly assimilated by the body, they are not stored as fat in the body like the long chain triglycerides of animal products. Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a diet staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or high rates of heart disease.

Extra virgin coconut oil used in a study conducted in the Yucatan showed that those who used the coconut oil on a daily basis had a higher metabolic rate. Though they regularly consumed considerable quantities of the saturated fat, the participants retained a lean body mass. Another facet of the Yucatan study noted that the women participants did not suffer the typical symptoms of menopause.
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