Green Thai curry bowls

Health Continuum

Coconut milk, made from white coconut flesh and water, is a staple of Thai cuisine. But are coconuts good for you?

If you look at the research, coconuts and their products tend to swing between the “good food” and “bad food” camps. However, one common thread that stands out is that coconuts and coconut-based products, particularly coconut oil, are high in saturated fat.

Dietary saturated fats can increase your cholesterol, inlcuding the bad LDL type, and raise your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Because of the uncertainty about whether the plant-based fats in coconut are good or not good for you, the best thing to do is consume coconut products in moderation. And so, I made these two Thai recipes below with that in mind.

In each recipe, I made the curry broth with 3 tablespoons Thai green curry paste, 1/2 cup low fat coconut milk, 2 cups clear vegetable…

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