Does Desi Ghee Make You Fat?
Does Desi Ghee Make You Fat? Now that is a million dollar question!! People feel that desi ghee is fattening and hence have shifted to refined oil. Girls and guys, it is a myth! Ghee is fat and fat does not make us fat. Confused? Don’t be! I will clear things for you.
Desi ghee has been put on the back-burner as companies got busy marketing vegetable oils. So, you have ‘light’ oils, ‘low absorb’ oils, ‘low cholesterol’ oils, and what not. All this has come into being just recently and look at the rate at which obesity is increasing! Since thousands of years, we Indians have been eating desi ghee and have not been obese. It is the modern diet that is causing obesity. We are being misled. Here are 4 most prominent myths associated with ghee:
Myth 1:Ghee is fattening
By nature ghee is known to break down fat due to its chemical structure. So, how can it be fattening?
Myth 2:Ghee has cholesterol
Desi ghee is known to reduce cholesterol by increasing the contribution of lipids for the body’s metabolism. The liver under stress produces excess cholesterol. Ghee helps to de-stress and enjoy better sleep.
Myth 3:Ghee is bad for heart health
No, it isn’t. It is rich in antioxidanats, vitamins like A,E,D. It has just what you should be eating for a healthy heart!
Myth 4:Ghee is a saturated fat
Yes, it is but it is not like trans fat. It has a unique chemical structure that makes fat move from stubborn area of the body.
Yay!! Myths busted!
Don’t be scared of it! Go ahead and add ghee to your food and make it flavourful! Especially your halwa!! It is not going to make you fat. The ghee made from the Indian cow is the best ghee for health. The second position goes to buffalo ghee. The ghee made from the milk of a Jersey cow has no benefits.
Health benefits of desi ghee you didn’t know about
- Scientists of India have found out that desi ghee can prevent cancer.
- Cow ghee increases the availability of enzymes that help in the detoxification of cancer causing substances.
- Ghee possesses antiviral and antibacterial properties. Apart from helping one recover from illness it makes sure that you don’t get ill.
- Searching ways to remain young for long well our very own ghee has antioxidants that make it a great anti-wrinkling and anti-ageing therapy. So much for the expensive anti-ageing creams!
- It is known to oxygenate and lubricate the joints. Good for the elderly.
- Ghee lets you know when your full and helps you eat the right quantity of food.
- Ghee can be consume by those who are lactose intolerant as it does not have lactose in it.
- The fatty acids in ghee are such that they are absorbed by the liver directly and is burnt as energy. For athletes it is a consistent source of energy.
- It helps in weight loss as the fatty acids in ghee burn the other fat in the body too.
- It helps in keeping the digestive tract healthy.
Though ghee is very good make sure you control your portions as it has a lot of calories. The best one is that of Indian cow’s milk and if you can prepare it by yourself at home, it is the best thing possible.
Ghee is not fattening! It is good for health!
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