The reality behind ghee for weight loss
If you are trying to lose weight, we are sure you have shunned fat from your diet and the first thing to go off the shelf is ghee, also known as clarified butter. Right?
If you are nodding your head in affirmation, you need to read this.
What if we tell you that the ghee that you have ditched does not only have plenty of nutritional health benefits but can also help you lose weight.
Yes, you read that right, ghee is no culprit for those extra kilos, rather it can help you get rid of that extra weight.
Fats in ghee
Mostly used in dishes, ghee is 99.9 per cent fat and 1 per cent moisture with some fat-soluble vitamins and charred milk protein fractions. Ghee is prepared with saturated fat and thus it does not get spoiled when kept at room temperature.
While yes, ghee has many nutritional benefits and can help you in weight loss, but anything in excess is bad and same goes for ghee. It should be consumed in moderation as it is high in saturated fats. It’s okay to consume one-two tablespoons of ghee every day, to yield the maximum benefits.
How is ghee prepared?
When churned butter is clarified, it renders ghee. It can be made using buffalo, cow, sheep and goat milk. Though mostly it is made using cow’s milk. The ghee made at home by clarification of milk fats is called desi ghee. The homemade ghee stays good for longer because of the presence of phospholipids, which are missing in commercially made ghee.
A study was conducted to understand the fatty acid composition in ghee. It was found that ghee is a good source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). DHA is the most popular omega 3 fatty acid. Omega 3 is the essential fat that we need to consume from our diet as our body cannot make it. Walnuts, fish oil and flaxseeds are some good sources of omega 3 fatty acid.
DHA can help reduce the risk of certain conditions like cancer, heart attack, insulin resistance, arthritis and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
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