A 41-year-old male asked:
i am lactose intolerant. i also have issues with wheat and gluten. i suffer with ulcerative colitis. i take pentasse chronically. is coconut water agreeable to me and is it good for me? can i use coconut milk as an alternative to dairy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Lactose free: Coconut water comes from unmature, green coconuts. It’s high in potassium, making it a popular choice for athletes. Coconut milk is an emulsion of two fluids: coconut cream and coconut water. Despite its name, coconut milk is quite different from dairy milk. It's high in fat, but it's also cholesterol-free and rich in many nutrients. It raises HDL -the good cholestrol,, and is Lactose free.
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
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