Ghee has lost its glory over the last few years and that too in the country of its origin. What we call ghee is now more popular in the Western countries as clarified butter. Thanks to tons of advantages associated with its consumption.
Weight watchers who run away from ghee for all the wrong reasons must know that:
1: Clarified butter is good for you if you are trying to lose weight. It contains healthy fats and essential fatty acids that help reduce body fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.
2: Optimization of digestion is one of the keys to weight loss. There is no doubt that 2 teaspoon consumption of clarified butter every day makes it better.
3: Ghee increases satiety and thus prevents frequent and intense hunger pangs that may lead to overeating.
4: Ghee contains medium chain triglycerides that boost metabolism, increases fat oxidation, and prevents body fat accumulation.
5: It triggers the body to burn extra calories.
These are just a few good reasons why people trying to lose weight and stay fit should prefer home-made ghee over low-fat butter or anything that we inherit from the Western nations (including olive oil). Avoiding fats completely (both good and bad) will only make things worse.
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People who believe that eating bananas could make them fat should know that it is one of the best fruits that can keep you full for longer, thus preventing overeating and frequent hunger pangs. It is a wonderful, wholesome meal in itself that supplements almost all essential vitamins and minerals.
Bananas improve digestion, provide instant energy, and help treat heartburn, indigestion, and a variety of skin conditions. Contrary to popular belief, eating a banana a day can actually aid in weight loss over a period of time. It also stimulates the production of hemoglobin in anemics.
Apart from potassium and magnesium, bananas are a rich source of vitamin B6. This vitamin helps regulate metabolism and reduce stress. It is particularly helpful for people with diabetes. Bananas are known to improve insulin response and help stabilize blood sugar levels in the diabetics. Considering the fact that the rate of diabetes has nearly doubled in the last 30 years, nutritionists now recommend people with high blood sugar levels to have a banana a day.
When to eat a banana in a day?
The best time to eat a banana is:
- Just before the workout for instant energy
- In the morning (after having a glass of plain water and soaked dry fruits) for reduced sugar craving post meal
- As a mid-meal snack to avoid the afternoon slump
- As a mid-meal snack in the evening (between 5 to 6 pm) to prevent overeating at night