2017 is the year of the health trends, and instead of focusing on weight loss, many people are opting to focus on their overall health and well-being. If you fall into this category, then I have an ingredient that needs to make it way into your diet.
Ghee is clarified butter, and has a ton of health benefits including being rich in vitamin A and E, and also full of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), an antioxidant that also has antiviral properties. It’s also great for helping with an energy boost.
If you’re looking for the next coconut oil, it’s here, and it’s ghee. Just like that health trend took off last year (coconut oil everything), ghee is sure to be the food of 2017.
Here are five benefits of using ghee in your diet.
1. It aids in weight loss.
You typically probably wouldn’t hear butter as part of the list of foods you can eat while on a diet, but ghee definitely makes the list. Why? It is full of that CLA, which is a type of Omega-6 fatty acid. When taken daily, these acids help with weight loss, and they also help shrink fat cells.
2. It helps boost your immune system.
The antioxidants in ghee can actually boost your immune system, making it more difficult for infection to get into your body and get you sick. If you’re looking to steer clear of the bug that’s floating around your office, try cooking with ghee.
3. It will help you feel happier.
In Ayurveda, ghee is a “Satvic” food, which means it promotes “positivity, growth and expansion of consciousness.” Research has also shown that negative emotions have a chemical structure and are stored in fat. Ghee can replace these fats and can pull toxins from the body.
4. It will give you more energy.
Because ghee is full of medium chain fatty acids, many athletes use it while they are training because the acids are directly absorbed by the liver. This means they are easily burned as energy, and a good source of energy, just like carbs. But, you don’t have to worry about packing on the pounds like you do when it comes to eating pasta.
5. It can aid in keeping cancer away.
The CLA, butyric acid, and vitamin A in ghee make it a powerful anti-cancer substance. It helps reduce the amount of oxidative stress in the body, and hence lower your chances of ever getting cancer.
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