I drank ghee coffee in the morning for a month and this is what happened to my body
By NCVC Staff | Published on Sep 21, 2023
Do you ever feel like throwing a stone at your TV when you see someone promoting a plain lie? I know I do. Especially when those actresses flaunt their sculpted bodies and claim that lukewarm honey-lemon water is their secret. After years of following their advice and starting my day with that concoction, I feel cheated. I demand my money back—with interest. I could have bought so much coffee and ghee with that money, and maybe even replaced those actresses in the ad, all while having a perfectly sculpted body.
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But fear not, because I’ve finally found a new weight-loss elixir that actually works. Thanks to Malaika Arora, who shared it on social media, I discovered the wonders of ghee coffee.
Ghee Coffee: The Desi Dupe of Bulletproof Coffee
It all started with the West jumping on the low-carb diet trend and embracing “bulletproof” coffee for their morning kick. This caffeinated beverage, made with brewed coffee, unsalted butter, and coconut oil, became a hit. And of course, us Indians came up with our own version: ghee coffee.
To make it, simply blend coffee, a teaspoon of ghee, and hot water together. It’s a cup of goodness that I’ve been enjoying every morning for the past month. Here’s why I believe in it:
1. It Helped Me Lose Inches
Just like a diamond cuts a diamond, the good fat in ghee can cut stubborn fat stored in your body. Numerous studies, including one conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine, have shown that including the right kind of fats in your diet can help you lose fat.
By “right kind of fats,” I mean saturated fats found in dairy products like ghee, monounsaturated fats found in foods like nuts and avocados (great for heart health and insulin sensitivity), and polyunsaturated fats found in foods like fish and flaxseeds.
When you consume carbohydrates, your body produces insulin to distribute the energy throughout your body. However, when you consume healthy fats, your body produces less insulin and starts burning fat for energy. Starting your day with fat puts your body in a fat-burning mode early on, leading to continued fat loss throughout the day.
2. It Curbed My Appetite
Fat digestion is a slow process, and when you combine it with a proven appetite suppressant like coffee, magic happens. My hunger pangs and food cravings disappeared. I found myself eating smaller breakfast portions and having no desire for snacks.
3. My Gut Felt Better
If you’re concerned about coffee on an empty stomach causing acidity, ghee is the perfect antidote. Ghee coffee helped reduce acidity, and the satiation it brought made me naturally eat a smaller breakfast. This change in my morning routine left me feeling light and energized throughout the day.
4. I Felt Energized and Active
Not only did ghee coffee keep me going throughout the day, but it also improved my concentration at work. I no longer felt lethargic in the middle of the day, thanks to my morning dose of ghee coffee. My boss must love it as much as I do.
5. My Workouts Became More Productive
The caffeine from coffee gave me the energy I needed for high-intensity workouts. But there was an added bonus: my range of motion and flexibility improved. It reminded me of what my dadi once said about ghee being important for joint lubrication. It seems she was right.
The Final Word
Ladies, there’s no harm in trying ghee coffee and seeing how your body responds. However, remember two things:
First, it may not suit you the way it suited me, and it could even cause acidity. Pay attention to your body’s reaction and don’t mindlessly sip on it.
Second, switch up your morning drink every 30 to 40 days. Your body can get used to one drink, leading to diminished results. So keep experimenting and find what works best for you.