Dr. Perricone wrote extensively about the role of inflammation in both wrinkles and acne. CLA is thought to improve fat-burning. Ghee is a beauty food!
For years, I was all about avoiding dietary fat. After all, I was a Nutrition & Food Science major in the early 1990s, when “no-fat, high-carb” was king. Sure, I gorged on frozen yogurt and bagels, but hey: They were low-fat! It became almost like a game: How could I minimize my daily fat intake? And I wasn’t the only one — after all, it was the decade of olestra, the laboratory-concocted fat substitute that promised zero calories and zero fat. As long as it meant ingesting no fat, who cared if it caused some anal leakage?
Not surprisingly, my low-fat lifestyle didn’t yield better health — nor was eating hyper-processed, cardboard-flavored food particularly satisfying. When I finally went Paleo, it was a relief to finally embrace healthy fats again.
But what exactly are healthy fats?
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Health Benefits of GHEE
Pronounced with a hard “g” and a long “e”, ghee is a type of butter that is used in traditional Indian cooking. The butter is clarified, meaning the water and milk solids have been boiled off.
1. Since it’s clarified, ghee is free of casein and other milk solids, making it a great choice to those who may be otherwise intolerant to butter.
2. In Ayurveda, ghee is considered the best form of oil. It’s thought to be beneficial to the entire body — it lubricates the connective tissues and promotes flexibility (great for yoga), treats different problems that stem from the Pitta dosha (like inflammation), strengthens the immune system, and helps increase memory and intelligence overall.
3. Ghee is an especially excellent option for those suffering from digestive issues such as ulcers or acid reflux. It helps increase the production of acid in the stomach, while also aiding in the absorption of nutrients.
4. When used for cooking, ghee offers up an incredible amount of flavor. It also has a higher smoke point than butter, so you can feel comfortable using it to cook at higher temperatures.
5. As long as it steers clear of water, ghee does not need to be refrigerated. You can store it in a covered glass container (like a mason jar), unrefrigerated, for up to 6 months — although if you put it in the refrigerator, it’ll stay fresh for twice as long! :)
10-Minute Paleo Breakfast
1 teaspoon ghee
2 fresh eggs
2 ounces wild smoked salmon (roughly 2 thin slices)
1/2 cup arugula
1/4 avocado, diced
Squeeze of fresh lemon
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Heat your ghee over medium heat and swirl around in a nonstick pan. Slowly put 2 (unscrambled) eggs into the pan and cook until done, about 6 minutes.
While your eggs are cooking, assemble your arugula, avocado, and smoked salmon in a shallow bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over everything, and sprinkle with pepper.
Once your eggs are fully cooked, slide them into your bowl, and enjoy immediately.
Easy Breakfast or lunch! Prosciutto,avocado & Mozzarella with Poached Eggs
for breakfast I have been eating sliced avocado with fresh tomatoes, along with a sprinkling of pepper and salt, a handful of herbs and another of Parmesan. Crack an egg on top, there you go — breakfast salad! A little prosciutto or cooked, crumbled bacon is also nice.I tore the prosciutto and mozzarella into bite-sized pieces, and added some basil. Then I plopped two poached eggs on top, and drizzled the whole thing with some good olive oil, and seasoned it with salt and pepper. Simple and fast.
This smoothie is absolutely positively amazing. Its the perfect combination of sweet, tart, and smooth, and it will fill you up for hours!
1/2 Dragon Fruit
1 cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Directions: Blend until smooth (duh)
*Note* the bottom layer is a chia seed pudding! Stay tuned for that recipe
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