There are SO many coconut milk brands now on the market, how do you decide which is best?
The answer should always come back to real food. When making a choice from a packet or box, please choose the least number of ingredients where possible.
Coconut Milk and Heart Disease
A common question that gets asked is “My family has a history of high blood pressure and cholesterol, is it ok the have coconut milk?”
Absolutely. The saturated fat-heart health myth is exactly that, a myth. Consuming good quality fats is essential for blood sugar control, nutrient density, satiety, hormone production, and a whole host of essential physiological mechanisms. Improving heart health and moderating disease risk is achieved by consuming real food, and minimising inflammation that occurs with the over consumption of refined sugars, refined seed oils and trans fats. One of the best things you can do for heart health is keep your BMI in a healthy range of 20-25.
So which one wins?
Pure Harvest wins. The verdict is it’s a great product using all natural ingredients. Particularly delicious as a coconut milk latte (or Chai Latte)!
As for So Good, the number of ingredients is unnecessary, especially the addition of cane sugar and vegetable oils – the inflammatory foods we should be minimising. The use of carrageenan is also being questioned and we believe it is best to avoid ingredients until they are supported by modern research. Of course its still way better than many other choices out there, but I’d suggest switching to Pure Harvest.
See my coconut water chart for more details on the comparison: Coconut water chart