When we see ghee, the first thing we relate it to is fat. In fact, if you are someone who is trying to reduce their weight, then you might be going out of your way to avoid ghee in your diet. Although ghee is fat, it’s a good fat so it shouldn’t be on the ‘foods to avoid’ list. Here’s how it can actually help you on your weight loss journey.
Ghee is a famous dairy product that is used in various Indian dishes especially in sweets, where just a dollop of ghee can increase the richness and flavour by multiple times. So what exactly is ghee made up of?
It contains conjugated linolenic acid, amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids which will not only aid in weight loss but will also reduce the chances of having arthritis, heart attack and even cancer. These acids work in reducing your body fat and simultaneously makes your muscles leaner. If you don’t already know, the foods that you eat every day are broken down into fat cells that are stored in your body and if these fat cells keep building up, it will lead to overweight and obesity issues.
So now you see that the ancient tradition of having a spoon of ghee on top of our rice everyday which has been dismissed away by our modern methods and calorie-counting people is actually good for you in many ways. The fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, K and E do wonders for your memory, bone health, and the overall immune system. It even improves your digestion by helping to break down the food faster.
But hold your horses before you go and stuff your mouth with rich sweets and delicacies because apart from ghee there’s although a heavy amount of sugar in sweets which will do nothing good for your body plus there is a thing as too much ghee.
What you need is just the right amount which is just a teaspoon of ghee a day, included in your meals. This will boost your metabolism and will give you all the benefits without the calories.