You may be in disbelieve after reading the title of this write-up.
Yes, generally we hear people saying that it is risky to have fat-containing foods if we wish to maintain a healthy heart.
But on the contrary, recent medical research is saying the opposite. As you read through you will begin to understand why grass fed ghee is helpful in the prevention of CVD.
The misconception that prevailed
It is generally thought that the common cause of heart disease is due to having a higher amount of saturated fats. Earlier medical studies indicated that the level of cholesterol is an indicator of cardiovascular diseases.
Recently medical observations have been made that the actual culprit is oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and is what leads to atherosclerosis. Now you may be wondering how this all relates to grass-fed ghee, so let us link the two together.
Previously we thought, organic ghee contained up to 65% saturated fat, and was going to give you heart complications. Recent medical studies have shown that grass-fed ghee did not contain any oxidized cholesterol.
Oxidation of cholesterol in ghee is very slow. It can take several months before any traces found. It is better to be on the safe side and have regular batches of fresh ghee to be safe. Having fresh ghee does not link eating fats to having heart disease.
The way that ghee prevents CVD
You may be now curious to know what ghee does to your heart. The fatty acids and saturated fats that are in organic ghee are 89% short chain fatty acid. Other ghee made from other animal sources may differ.
The grass fed cow ghee that you can have from Milkio has been tested to have 89% short chain fatty acid.
Short Chain Fatty acids aren’t shown to cause complications, and the real culprit is Longer Chain Fatty Acids that can lead to blood clots and thrombosis.
As there is a small amount of long chain fatty acids in Grass Fed Organic Ghee, it can be deemed safe for your heart health.
There are other benefits of having organic ghee containing short chain fatty acids- it is easier to digest, helps in strengthening your cell membranes, increases production of hormones that are beneficial for the heart.
One important note would be to consume ghee in moderation.
Consume fats in a large amount may have adverse effects. Incorporating organic ghee in moderate amounts, paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can bring about many benefits.
Incorporating organic ghee in moderate quantities, paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can bring about many benefits.
Thank you for reaching Milkio Foods! Nothing on this site is medical advice. Talk to your doctor before making any lifestyle or diet changes. Our opinions are not intended as medical advice and should not a bit of medical information.
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