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What are the health benefits of coconut milk?

Coconut milk is a by-product of the meat of the coconut and has a number of health benefits. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, and may raise your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is the "good" cholesterol. It is also rich in saturated fatty acids and sugar, so excessive amounts of coconut milk can raise your cholesterol, which is undesirable.
 
Keri Glassman, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
There are many health benefits of coconut milk; it's a nice alternative to cow's milk, and it's full of vitamins/minerals, like lauric acid. Watch registered dietitian Keri Glassman, RD, share some tips for incorporating coconut milk into your diet. 

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