Ghee is a saturated fat – It is a saturated fat, yes, but with such a unique structure that it actually helps mobilize fats from stubborn fat areas of the body. Not a saturated fat like trans-fats in your biscuits, cakes, pizza, etc

Ghee is fattening – Ghee by nature is lipolytic, that in realty works to break down fat. This is due to its unique short chain fatty acid structure.

Ghee will increase cholesterol – Ghee reduces cholesterol by increasing contribution of lipids towards metabolism. Liver produces excess cholesterol under stress. Ghee helps you de-stress.

Ghee is harmful for heart – Rich in antioxidants, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, D, Ghee has just what you need for a healthy heart.

Things we do not know about Cow’s Ghee
Ghee has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Other than helping you recover from sickness, it ensures that you do not fall sick.
The anti-oxidants in Ghee make it the miraculous anti-wrinkling and anti-aging therapy you were searching for.
Ghee is excellent for joint health as it lubricates and oxygenates them.
Ghee takes nutrients from your food and delivers them through fat permeable membranes like in the brain.
Ghee improves your satiety signal and ensures you eat the right amount of food.

Note- The ghee we are referring to is ghee made of Cow’s milk and not the Vanaspati ghee or Dalda.

Dr.Mangesh Mudgal
Resident doctor at Ayurveda Kenya