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Healthy digestion to weight loss: 5 reasons why using ghee is the better option

Switching to ghee in your cooking is the healthier option for you. Here’re 5 ways it is better.

fitness Updated: Jul 03, 2017 15:55 IST
Ghee is higher in conjugated linoleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, which causes fat loss.
Ghee is higher in conjugated linoleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, which causes fat loss.(Shutterstock)

Ghee may look unhealthy but it is now one of the better option when it comes to cooking.

A recent report by the Express Tribune lists down five reasons as to why we should use ghee more often in cooking:

1. It is less toxic than oil

When cooking on high heat, ghee produces much less toxic compounds than vegetable and seed oils. According to a study, soybean produces more than ten times as much acrylamide as ghee when heated to 160°C.

2. Ghee has a high smoke point

When cooking at high temperatures, ghee is far more suitable as it has a high smoking point, and won’t burn or breakdown into free radicals (unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body).

So fry that dal without any guilt! (Shutterstock)

3. It does not spoil easily

Ghee does not require refrigeration and can be stored at room temperature for several weeks. And since its milk solids have been removed, it does not spoil easily.

4. Healthy digestive tract

Studies suggest that since ghee is more concentrated than butter, it provides a little more butyric acid and other short-chain saturated fats, which reduce soreness and support gut health.

5. Weight loss

Ghee is higher in conjugated linoleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid, which causes fat loss.

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