2nd October 2019

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How bad for you is ghee?

The same serving of unsalted butter contains 34 calories, 4 fat, 2 grams saturated fat, and 2% the daily recommended amount of vitamin A. The higher concentration of the nutrients in the ghee is due to its higher concentration of fat. A 2013 study determined that ghee isn't as harmful to heart health as it may appear.

Considering this, is ghee good for weight loss?

Since ghee is rich in not only omega-3 fats (DHA) but also in omega-6 (CLA), it can be useful for weight loss. Omega-6 fats have shown to help increase lean body mass while reducing fat mass. In addition, nutritionists also find that ghee helps in mobilising fat cells to be burnt for energy.

How much ghee should one consume?

Healthy people should have three teaspoons (15g / 1 tablespoon) of desi ghee per day to get all the benefits. Preferably one teaspoon of pure ghee, three times a day will do the job. Ghee consists 'entirely' of fat. Even though it might be a 'healthy' saturated fat, it's not healthy to eat it in large amounts.

How many calories are in ghee?

One tablespoon of traditional butter offers about 100 calories and 11 grams of fat (7 of which are saturated fat). Ghee has 90 calories and 10 grams of fat (6 of which are saturated fat).
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