Step aside, Gwyneth Paltrow! Kourtney Kardashian revealed a Goop-worthy habit of hers via her website on Tuesday, April 5. The single mom of three, who has been hitting the gym hard ever since her July split from ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, drinks ghee every morning.
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has its origins in ancient India. As explained by Kardashian, it is believed to be healing to both mind and body.
Kardashian explains that ghee is “rich in oil-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) antioxidants,” and that it’s “categorized as a healthy fat, like coconut oil, meaning the fatty acids are absorbed directly into the liver and burnt as energy,” which helps burn other fats and could help promote weight loss.
“Ghee is the first thing I put in my body every morning,” the svelte 36-year-old shared. “I take one big teaspoon of ghee every morning and melt it on the stove in a pan and drink it out of a cute little ceramic white cup. After I take it, I don't eat anything for 20 minutes, and then I drink a glass of water before eating food. In my kitchen, I only cook with ghee and coconut oil and try to incorporate it into my meals as much as possible. We make French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, basically anything we can with ghee.”
The mom of Mason, 6, Penelope, 3, and Reign, 15 months, will also “sneak half a teaspoon of melted ghee into my kids' warm milk because I believe in it so much.”
Kardashian learned about ghee and its health benefits from her “Nana” on her late father Robert’s side.
“[She] actually taught my mom how to make ghee and she has been cooking with it since I was a little girl, so my sisters and I always used it, not even knowing what it was called or any of the benefits,” Kardashian added.
If you’re looking to incorporate ghee into your diet, Kardashian warns it’s best to not eat ghee with protein “because it's hard to digest,” and to never store it “in a bronze vessel for more than 10 days because of a chemical reaction that will make the ghee go rancid.”
But before you start drinking clarified butter every morning, keep in mind that ghee’s fat calories come mostly from saturated fats, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises a limited intake.
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