Myths Busted! Ghee Is A Superfood That Keeps You Fit. Even Celebrities Consume It.
For years and years, all Indians have been gulping the jar of ghee with a huge sense of guilt and onus. Finally, the time has come when we no more need to turn our faces away from that jar kept on our kitchen shelves if our goals are to become healthier and fitter. The Ghee has made its comeback as a superfood instead of a fattener. Not only are the sales of top Indian Ghee brands rising since the last year but interestingly the NRI’s and foreigners too are favoring the transition and hence, are ordering pure cow ghee from India.
Why is Ghee a Superfood?
Ghee helps lose fat
Ghee contains conjugated linoleic acid which helps one loose the stubborn fat by mobilizing fat cells and encouraging them to let go of their energy source and subsequently shrink.
Ghee decreases risk of heart disease
Ghee is protective against heart diseases as it is high in CLA, a fatty acid known to be protective against carcinogens, artery plaque and diabetes. These benefits of Ghee can be used to prevent cardiovascular diseases in our bodies.
Ghee fosters Good Digestion
Ghee helps heal your gut lining and helps you heal your digestive tract as it is in rich in butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid that helps nourish the intestinal cells.
Ghee is an Energy source
Ghee is rich in oil soluble vitamins A and E and is often used as a consistent energy source among athletes. It is nutritionally very rich and the presence of medium chain fatty acids are absorbed directly by the liver and converted into energy.
Celebs Who Consistently Consume Ghee for Fitness
Kourtney Kardashian said in an interview that her day starts with a spoonful of ghee and that she has replaced butter with pure Ghee. She also mentioned in her website that she loves making her French toast and Quesadillas with Ghee instead of butter now.
Kareena Kapoor Khan was adamant in an interview about her Ghee intake and promoted the consumption of Ghee. She said that she herself consumes Ghee every day in her rice, dal and rotis to stay fit as Ghee boosts metabolism. She confessed that it is one of her Grandma’s beauty secrets which have now been revealed.
Shilpa Shetty is known for her chiseled toned body and her ever famous flat belly. In a popular television show, she went on promoting the intake of Ghee on an everyday basis as she said it is a thinning fat and helps you stay healthy and lose weight faster. She has even promoted the idea of Ghee intake in her fitness book and admits that it is one of her fitness mantras.
Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.