A healthy lifestyle starts from the inside – we know that what we put into our bodies truly matters. That’s why we’re taking the time today to walk you through the top five reasons to switch to ghee instead of continuing to cook with coconut oil. 

According to the Harvard Health Blog, coconut oil has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years due to many touted health benefits, ranging from reducing belly fat to strengthening the immune system, preventing heart disease, and staving off dementia. But, the Mayo Clinic notes that coconut oil's supposed benefits still have not been proven in large-scale human research, and it is very likely that coconut oil is significantly less healthy than it was once believed to be. 

We’ll leave it to the experts, but if you ask us, there’s not enough information out there to justify continuing to cook and bake with coconut oil. Read on to learn why you should remove coconut oil from your pantry and switch to ghee like 4th & Heart Grass-fed Ghee instead!

 Ghee vs Coconut Oil

 

1. Coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fat — about 40% more than Ghee

  • Ghee contains only 50% saturated fats, compared to 90% in coconut oil.

2. Ghee has a higher smoke point than coconut oil

  • Ghee has a smoke point of 485º F compared to 350º F for extra virgin coconut oil. 

3. Ghee contains more fat-soluble vitamins and micronutrients than coconut oil

  • Among its many superior benefits, studies have shown grass-fed dairy products, like our very own 4th & Heart ghee, have a higher concentration of vitamins A, D and E and K, as well as heart healthy conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). On the other hand, coconut oil lacks the nutrient density of ghee and some experts are skeptical of its role in improving heart health. Read more about the benefits of grass-fed ghee

4. Ghee contains butyric acid

  • Butyric acid aids digestion, decreases inflammation, and can help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fun fact: IBS is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition, affecting between 25 and 45 million people in the United States alone. 

5. Ghee has a versatile, buttery flavor

  • Ghee is easy to incorporate into your daily cooking and baking due to its delicious, buttery flavor. Coconut oil is not nearly as versatile because it has a very distinct, coconut flavor that can dominate a meal or baked good’s flavor profile. While coconut oil can taste delicious in some meals, we are fans of products that can be used all day every day, just like our ghee!

There are so many reasons to switch to ghee. Fueling your body with the healthiest fats available should be your number one priority when thinking critically about the cooking oils you’re using in your daily routine.

Don’t wait to make the switch from coconut oil to 4th & Heart ghee today! 

*These Statements Have Not Been Evaluated By The FDA. These Product Are Not Meant To Cure, Treat, Prevent Or Diagnose A Disease

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