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I hear that ghee has a higher level of bad cholesterol, but I thought it was better for you than butter. Which is healthier, ghee or butter?Dr. Michael Murray: Ghee is clarified butter. Compared with regular butter, ghee can withstand higher temperatures without burning and has a longer storage life.One reason to favor ghee over butter might be the increased amount of medium- and short-chain fatty acids in ghee. Butter contains 12 to 15 percent of these fats, whereas ghee contains about 25 percent. Medium- and short-chain fats are not associated with cardiovascular problems in the same way long-chain fats are. Coconut oil is an example of an excellent source of medium-chain fats.Research on ghee and health is limited, but fairly consistent. If ghee makes up more than 10 percent of your total calories, it can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease—the same ratio found for butter. In other words, if you consume around 1,800 calories per day, try to limit your consumption to around 180 calories, or approximately two tablespoons of ghee.Is there a natural cure for grinding your teeth at night?Chil …
Naturopath Michael Murray is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Please send your questions to [email protected]. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/natural-medicine-2/page/0/1#sthash.KdaQbvEx.dpufNaturopath Michael Murray is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Please send your questions to [email protected]. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/natural-medicine-2/page/0/1#sthash.KdaQbvEx.dpuf
Naturopath Michael Murray is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Please send your questions to [email protected]. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/natural-medicine-2/page/0/1#sthash.KdaQbvEx.dpuf
Naturopath Michael Murray is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Please send your questions to [email protected]. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/natural-medicine-2/page/0/1#sthash.KdaQbvEx.dpuf

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