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Did you know ghee can help you lose weight?

Ghee is rich in healthy fats and essential amino acids which aid in weight loss.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Updated : February 28, 2015 11:39 PM IST

Ghee or clarified butter was an integral part of traditional Indian cuisine. However, in recent times, health-conscious people think that adding ghee to their food is an unhealthy practice and hence, try to avoid it. Here are some eye-opening facts which will make you change your mind:

Ghee contains conjugated linolenic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acids, which when consumed daily not only aids in weight loss but also protects you from cancer. This fatty acid plays a key role in improving lean body mass along with reducing body fat thereby aiding in effective weight management. (Read: Here s how you can lose weight, reduce belly fat in 20 ways, in 20 days)

According to celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, Ghee is packed with essential amino acids which help in mobilising the fat and allowing the fat cells to shrink in size. So, if you think your body is accumulating fat quickly, consider adding ghee to your weight loss diet plan. Here's how you can lose weight by eating six times a day.

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How much is too much?

Anything in excess isn't good and this is applicable to ghee also. Nutritionist Neha Chandna advises that not more than 2 teaspoons of ghee should be consumed per day. (Read: Lose weight with this Indian diet plan)

How you can include ghee to your diet plan?

  • If rice is your staple, than add a dollop of ghee on warm rice and consume it. Even plain rice (with some salt) tastes yummy, when you add ghee to it.
  • Another healthy option is to spread a spoonful of ghee on your rotis or parathas.

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