Does ghee cause weight gain ?
A lot of misconception goes around regarding the association between consumption of fat and weight gain. Thankfully, with ample amount of research, this idea has now been nullified as not all fat is created equal. Our bodies require a healthy amount of fat consumption to function well and A2 ghee made of desi cow milk is the ideal candidate for it.
A2 cow ghee is made from the milk of desi cows and is made using the traditional bilona process. The result is pure ghee that builds overall immunity, and also aids in weight loss. It is a form of healthy fat with an expansive nutrition profile. From amino acids to vitamins, the list is wide and leaves little room for doubt about its effects on the human body.
Let’s discuss how the different nutritive aspects of the A2 ghee helps reduce/regulate weight with regular consumption:
Amino acids: The human body requires 9 essential amino acids, and A2 cow milk has it all. In particular, the amino acid Leucine is responsible for energy metabolism and protein synthesis in the human body. This results in fat reduction through metabolic process and build-up of lean muscles.
Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids: Desi cow milk has a healthy ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids. Both of these polyunsaturated fats play a big role in weight management. Omega 3 (Docosahexaenoic acid - DHA) reduces inflammation and triglyceride levels (fat carrying particles of blood) in the body. Omega 6 (Conjugated Linoleic Acid - CLA) and Omega 9 reducebad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol and enable faster burning of fat cells.
Vitamins: Vitamin A, D, K2 and trace amounts of Vitamin E and B12 are some of the prominent ones found in A2 ghee, all of which are fat soluble. Vitamin A cleans up free radicals with its antioxidant properties, helping boost the immune system. Vitamin D reduces the formation of adipose cells (fat cells) in the body and aids weight loss through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin K12 promotes heart, blood and bone health and improves overall health.
Including 1-2 spoons of ghee in your daily diet also strengthens your digestive system along with strengthening overall immunity. So, feel free to embrace this healthy superfood as your preferred shield on your health crusade.