Is Ghee Good For Keto? Here's What You Need To Know

Of the many benefits of incorporating ghee into your diet, one of the most exciting is that ghee is perfect for those on the Keto diet. 

What is Keto, you ask? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that continues to gain popularity as more people recognize its benefits for reaching health and fitness goals.” The purpose of this is for your body to achieve a state of ketosis, which means that your body is trained to burn more fats at a quicker pace. For those of us on the ketogenic diet, ghee couldn’t be more perfect to use. 

Ghee actually contains slightly more fat per tablespoon than butter does (butter contains water and  milk solids, while ghee does not). Because the Keto diet is made up of about 80% fat, this makes ghee a convenient choice for a go-to cooking fat while on the Keto diet. Additionally, ghee contains more butyric and other fatty acids than butter, giving you more bang for your Keto buck than butter would. 

Another great reason to use ghee instead of butter for Keto is that ghee is a much more stable fat than butter, making it perfect for high heat cooking. Ghee also produces much less acrylamide compared to other cooking fats with equally high smoking points. Acrylamide is a toxic compound that forms in some starchy foods when prepared at high temperatures. Simply put, this means that you can heat ghee to a much higher temperature than you can with butter, so you’re able to sear, grill, fry, or saute to your heart’s content without worrying about burning your meal. 

Ghee is also lactose free, which is an added benefit for those who are lactose intolerant and want to try the Keto diet.

All in all, ghee continues to prove that it’s almost always a better alternative than butter, especially for those following diets such as Keto, Paleo, or Whole30. Whichever diet you adhere to, make sure to pick up some 4th & Heart Ghee today!

P.S. – Looking for some delicious Keto recipes to try at home? Get some of our favorites here. 

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